Anti-North Korea allies poised to attack after missile is launched over Japan
North Korean official Rodong Sinmun said in defiance: “The U.S. should know that it can neither browbeat the DPRK with economic sanctions and military threats and blackmails nor make the DPRK flinch from the road chosen by itself.”
Angry South Korea responded immediately to Pyongyang’s missile with an aggressive show of force, conducting a live drill on a shooting range close to its border with the North, and threatening the leaders of the hermit state with “extermination”.
Four F-15 fighter jets dropped eight MK-84 bombs that accurately hit targets at a military field in Gangwon-do, near the northeast coast of South Korea, Seoul’s presidential spokesman Park Su-hyun said.
Each bomb weighs 2,000lbs and can blast through 30 feet of earth and 11 feet of concrete.
“If North Korea threatens the security of the South Korean people and the South Korea-US alliance with their nuclear weapons and missiles, our air forces will exterminate the leadership of North Korea with our strong strike capabilities,” South Korean Colonel Lee Kuk-no warned in the video.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is outraged by North Korea’s provocation and she strongly condemns these illegal tests. From our perspective, we are willing to continue to work with international partners to keep the pressure on North Korea.”
A UN source said: “This is blatant provocation. Everyone knows Trump is nuts and it’s very easy to imagine this latest missile prompting retaliations.
“He could launch a nuclear attack. We could have World War 3 by Thursday.”