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N. Korea launches missiles towards Sea of Japan - reports Watch

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    North Korea has launched short-range projectiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, South Korean Yonhap News Agency reports.
    The missiles flew for about 200 kilometers before landing off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement as cited by Reuters.


    The South Korean military said the missiles were launched from the northeastern city of Hamhung at around 15:19 (06:19 GMT).
    "Our military is keeping close tabs on the situation and standing by with a heightened defense posture," the JCS said, according to the Yonhap news agency.


    This latest launch comes days after Pyongyang carried out a ballistic missile test, firing two rockets into the sea. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un said the secretive nation would carry out further ballistic and nuclear tests.


    “A nuclear warhead explosion test and a test-fire of several kinds of ballistic rockets able to carry nuclear warheads will be conducted in a short time to further enhance the reliance of nuclear attack capability,” Kim said according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 15.

    https://www.rt.com/news/336397-north...nches-missile/
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    (Original post by Dumachi)
    This latest launch comes days after Pyongyang carried out a ballistic missile test, firing two rockets into the sea. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un said the secretive nation would carry out further ballistic and nuclear tests.
    This regime really is beyond rational interaction.

    We've tried being nice, going down the diplomatic route. In the early 2000s South Korea had the sunshine policy, assumed that paying hundreds of millions of dollars to the North, opening joint industrial zones and nudging them towards even slight liberalisation would move in the right direction. At that time, the West was paying an annual tribute to North Korea under the Agreed Framework; 500,000 tonnes of fuel oil per year, comparable amounts of grain and we were going to build two lightwater nuclear reactors for them. That failed.

    We tried the carrot and stick approach. That failed too. The only path left is pure stick; continue turning the screws with ever tighter sanctions and create total certainty in the minds of the North Korean elite that any attack on South Korea will result in their total destruction.

    Apparently though Kim Jong Un is too crazy even for the militaristic, racist, totalitarian North Korean military brass and they fear he might provoke a reaction they can't control.
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    I woudn't worry. By the time North Korea actually wants to attack somthing they won't be able to, having fired all their missiles into the sea.
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    (Original post by Pegasus2)
    I woudn't worry. By the time North Korea actually wants to attack somthing they won't be able to, having fired all their missiles into the sea.
    The ones that work, anyway.
 
 
 
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