North Korea fires mis­sile over Ja­pan

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

NORTH Korea has fired an in­ter­me­di­ate-range mis­sile over Ja­pan and into the Pa­cific Ocean — the sec­ond such test in re­cent weeks.

Joint Chiefs of Staff in South Korea said the mis­sile trav­elled about 3,700 kilo­me­tres (2,300 miles) and reached a max­i­mum height of 770 kilo­me­tres (478 miles) be­fore land­ing into the wa­ter.

Since Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump threat­ened the North with “fire and fury” in Au­gust, Py­ongyang has con­ducted its most pow­er­ful nu­clear test and launched two mis­siles of in­creas­ing range over Ja­pan, an ally of the United States.

The grow­ing fre­quency, power and con­fi­dence dis­played by th­ese tests seems to con­firm what gov­ern­ments and out­side ex­perts have long feared: North Korea is closer than ever to its goal of build­ing a mil­i­tary arse­nal that can vi­ably tar­get both US troops in Asia and the US home­land.

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