South Korea Military: Strike Range of New N Korean Missile Reaches 13000km

Marsha Scott
December 4, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked workers during a visit to a factory that built the tires for a huge vehicle used to transport a new intercontinental ballistic missile that was test-launched this week, the country's media reported Sunday.

"The dictator of North Korea made a decision yesterday that brings us closer to war, not farther from it", she said.

A historical feud stemming from Japan's wartime sexual exploitation of Korean women is likely to be high on their agenda when the two ministers meet, along with their collaboration to deal with North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile weapons programs.

The missile is said to have flown almost 2,800 miles high and for a distance of more than 600 miles.

Kim Jong Un inspects the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile.

The US remains determined to stop North Korea from building a credible nuclear force, but it's looking less likely it will be able to do so diplomatically. "President Trump called President Xi this morning and told him that we've come to the point where China must cut off the oil for North Korea".

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pumps his fist while he watches the flight data of the Hwasong-15 missile in this

The US has repeatedly said that it will not accept North Korea as a nuclear power and that it will consider military intervention to stop it.

Earlier on Wednesday, the White House said that Mr Trump spoke to Xi Jinping by telephone, urging him to "use all available levers to convince North Korea to end its provocations and return to the path of denuclearisation".

Although North Korea has rejected accusations of such abuses, a 2014 United Nations report said North Korean security chiefs, possibly including the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, should face justice for overseeing a state-controlled system of Nazi-style atrocities.

North Korea reacted angrily on Sunday to the air manoeuvres, accusing the US and South Korea of a "grave military provocation" that will "push the already acute situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war".

"What matters is the fact that the drill simulating an actual war is to be staged at a time when insane President Trump is running wild", a commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency said.

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