World War 3: South Korea threatens to ‘DESTROY North beyond recovery’ if provoked again


South Korean president Moon Jae-inAFP

South Korean president Moon Jae-in sent out the admonition to Kim Jong-Un following the missile test

South Korean president Moon Jae-in sent out the danger to Kim Jong-un following Pyongyang’s latest missile test yesterday.

Mr Moon stipulate: “In case North Korea undertakes provocations against us or our ally, we experience the power to destroy (the North) beyond recovery.”

North Korea fired a ballistic guided missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with its furthest-ever projectile flight in what analysts called a demonstration of its ability to target Guam.

It was 2,000km east of Japan and millions of Japanese were jolted alert by blaring sirens and emergency text message alerts. 

Loudspeakers on Cape Erimo, on Hokkaido’s southern tip, sounded: «Missile launch! missile launch! A missile appears to have been threw from North Korea.” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe guessed Tokyo could «never tolerate» what he called a «dangerous annoying action that threatens world peace».

«If North Korea withs to walk down this path, it has no bright future,» he told broadcasters. «We must make North Korea understand this.»

Seoul’s explanation ministry said the missile probably travelled around 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) and reached a maximal altitude of 770 kilometres.

The launch, from near Pyongyang, hit after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of fixes on the isolated country following its sixth nuclear test earlier this month.

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North Korea ignited a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday

The gust was by far its largest to date and Pyongyang said it was a hydrogen bomb small sufficient to fit onto a missile.

But the hostile action angered South Korea who compel ought to vowed to fight back.

Mr Moon told Yonhap news energy: “ I sternly condemn and express anger at this series of provocations by the North. Communication is impossible in a situation like this.” 

“International sanctions and pressure will-power further tighten to force North Korea to choose no other alternative but to step forward on the path to genuine dialogue.”

The South Korean president had argued for a calm, and measured responses towards North Korea. But his patience has haggard thin.

South Korea fired a Hyunmu-2 missile AFP

South Korea fired a Hyunmu-2 missile into the East Sea from an undisclosed situation


North Korea continues to overthrow its neighbours with fresh missile launches

Map of North Korea missileAFP

The missile probably travelled thither 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) and reached a maximum altitude

The US Pacific Power confirmed that the rocket was an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) and mean it did not pose a threat to North America or to the US Pacific territory of Guam, which Pyongyang has loomed to bracket with «enveloping fire».

Mr Moon was alerted in advance of the projectile launch, and ordered to carry out military drills. 

The embattle neighbour opened two Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missiles just six minutes after the North’s start.

The North has raised global tensions with its rapid progress in weapons technology under leader Kim Jong-Un, who is closely associated with the programme and regularly pictured by hold media overseeing launches and visiting facilities.

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