North Korea persevere in its aggressive missile testing programme, on Friday, firing a ballistic guided missile over Japan despite intense international pressure demanding a hinder to Kim Jong-un’s weapons of mass destruction programme.
The latest Pyongyang guided missile test, one of its furthest-reaching yet, had the range to hit the US territory of Guam – a potential target, conforming to the Kim regime.
South Korea’s military said the missile reached an altitude of about 478 miles, travelling 2,229 before landing in the sea off Japan’s northernmost ait of Hokkaido.
However, an expert has suggested North Korean missile proves will not amount to a real attack because it would be “regime suicide” for Kim Jong-un.
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International politics professor Scott Lucas told talkRADIO: “What the North Koreans did today was a quite blunt response to what is being done, which is the UN passed additional ratifications only a few days ago.
“In this case, in a way, it’s like ok, this is a logical effect in that they don’t want to show weakness, I don’t think it means a outstanding shift that we’re any closer to military confrontation.”
Professor Scott combined: “North Korea when it launches that first missile whether it’s normal or whether it’s nuclear on anyone in the region whether it’s South Korea or Japan or if they try and his the American archipelago of Guam, that’s regime suicide.
“The weight of the world in terms of military value will be brought down on North Korea and China will not salvage them.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a key ally of the US, said his motherland would “never tolerate” such a “dangerous provocative action” after the ballistic missile crossed its territory.
South Korea instantly responded, within trices the North’s neighbour by firing two of its own ballistic missiles into the sea in a simulated ratify on Kim Jong-un’s rogue state.
A South Korean intelligence serviceman bizarrely claimed Donald Trump is the biggest portent to the Korean peninsula, adding Kim Jong-un is actually a “rational” leader.
Jong-Yip Ra, occurring on BBC Newsnight, was asked if he believes Kim Jong-un is mad, prompting his interesting response.
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He said: “No. He is a very rational man, highly competent actually.
“If the outside world reacts to the North Korean calamity in a rational sensible way I do not think there would be much chance of North Korea truly using weapons against other countries.
“I cannot make out what Washington is in actuality doing. The President is saying something and then the Secretary of State saying something else.
“It is a master plan, it is a tactic, or is it just confusion within the administration? I do not know.”