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North Korea declares "inevitability" of launching missiles over US
16:04, 24 September 2017
North Korea declares "inevitability" of launching missiles over US

Pyongyang is just a few steps from the final completion of the state's nuclear power, said the DPRK foreign minister

16:04, 24 September 2017

112 Agency

The missiles of the DPRK "will inevitably visit" the entire territory of the United States. This was stated by the Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Lee Yong-ho in a speech at the UN General Assembly, Reuters reports.

According to him, such a statement follows in connection with the fact that US President Donald Trump called the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un "a man-rocket."

"Thanks to such a long and difficult struggle, we are finally just a few steps from the final completion of the state's nuclear power," the minister said.

He also added that he "hopelessly hopes" that the DPRK will change its position on nuclear weapons through sanctions.

Earlier US Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said that the United States would destroy the North Korean missile if it flies near the island of Guam.

"If the rocket was aimed at Guam or flew over it, we would have knocked it down," she said at a briefing.

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Thornton noted that at present it is possible to determine exactly where the rocket will fly to and where it will land.

According to her, the question of the use of military actions "depends on specific situations."

We recall, the DPRK complicates international relations with numerous nuclear tests. On September 3, Pyongyang announced the successful testing of the hydrogen bomb. The order to conduct the test was given by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The DPRK asserts that the test of the hydrogen warhead did not lead to a leakage of radiation or other negative effects on the environment.

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