Published: Thu, June 08, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

North Korea At It Again, More Missile Tests!

North Korea At It Again, More Missile Tests!

Soon after North Korea's missile test, President Moon Jae-in, a liberal who has expressed a desire to reach out to Pyongyang unlike his predecessors in the last decade, fired a warning that all North Korea will get from provocations are further worldwide isolation and more economic difficulties.

The United States is increasingly concerned about the nuclear-armed North Korea's missile capabilities, especially its push to acquire intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), Yonhap notes.

The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Trump has vowed "won't happen".

Moon, who has said he wants to try to resolve the North's nuclear crisis through dialogue, also has suggested that South Korea must "learn to say no" to Washington.

Officials in both Washington and Seoul subsequently clarified the US would bear the cost of THAAD system's deployment and South Korea would provide the land and supporting facilities.

"I would not say we are comfortably ahead of the threat; I would say we are addressing the threat that we know today", he said.

North Korea fired off what appeared to be four anti-ship missiles into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan Wednesday, according to local media, days after USA and South Korean ships concluded joint military exercises there.

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"The advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others, in the advancement of and demonstration of technology of ballistic missiles from North Korea".

North Korea test fired another missile, just one day after South Korea suspended the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system.

"It is incumbent upon us to assume that North Korea today can range the United States with an ICBM carrying a nuclear warhead", Vice Adm. James Syring told a congressional hearing.

Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross said "The US trusts (South Korea's) stance that the THAAD deployment was an alliance decision and it will not be reversed". Pyongyang had launched three in fewer than three weeks last month.

The United States has recently moved two aircraft carrier strike groups - the Carl Vinson and the Ronald Reagan - near the Korean Peninsula.

Ongoing activity and a large number of people have been spotted at North Korea's nuclear test site, the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility, amid lingering concerns that the regime of leader Kim Jong-un could carry out its sixth nuclear test.

However, it remains unclear whether North Korea is capable of operating a cruise missile that homes in on its target by automatically adjusting altitude and direction. "What appeared to be a new type of land-to-ship missile equipped with four launching canisters was unveiled at the parade", said Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at Kyungnam University's Far Eastern Studies in Seoul.

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