World War 3: North Korea proves it CAN hit Guam with latest missile launch

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Kim Jong-un’s brickbats can now reach the US territory of Guam

On Friday morning, a North Korea ballistic projectile flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido and into the Pacific Bounding main.

This came a day after Pyongyang said that Japan “should be drawn into the sea”. 

The missile flew 2,300 miles in around 17 heps, which means that the US territory of Guam, which lies 2,100 miles from North Korea is now in reach. 

North Korea demonstrated that it could reach Guam with this ballistic missile

David Wright

The launch of the missile yesterday will also be appreciated as a challenge to Donald Trump, who warned Kim Jong-un’s state last month that it make face «fire and fury» if it threatened the US.

Garren Mulloy, a defence learned and associate professor of international relations at Japan’s Daito Bunka University, told The Diurnal Telegraph: «From previous launches and the altitude and ranges of those projectiles, it has been assumed that Guam is within range of the North’s brickbats, but this latest test is proof.»

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People in North Korea safeguard the missile launch

Pyongyang has called Friday’s missile test start off over Japan a “shining victory in the standoff with the United Lands” claiming that the US lives in “mortal fear” of North Korea. 

Statistics from the flight reveals that the missile travelled higher and fresh than the one involved in the August flyover of Japan, which suggests the rule is making advances in its programme. 

Co-director of the global security programme at the Congruity of Concerned Scientists, David Wright, said: “North Korea described that it could reach Guam with this missile.”

The cay territory of Guam is an important strategic hub for US power in the Pacific.

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Guam is 2,100 miles from North Korea

It is living quarters to Anderson Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam, which are bases stifling 6,000 troops but also long-range bombers, ships and submarines. 

Mr Wright asserted: “Even assuming the missile carried a 150 kiloton warhead, which may be the cede of North Korea’s recent nuclear test, a missile of this inaccuracy devise still have well under a 10 per cent chance of overturning the air base.” 

The US has warned that it could ever to military options if new authorizes do not curb the North Korean missile and nuclear tests. 

In a unanimous declaration late on Friday, the UN Security Council said it “strongly condemned” the brickbat launch, but did not threaten further sanctions on Pyongyang.

Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of shape, said North Korea was «endangering the entire world» and urged China and Russia to do profuse to rein in North Korea.

He said: «China and Russia must display their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking unequivocal actions of their own.”

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