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US ready to shoot down DPRK missile
21:30, 23 September 2017
US ready to shoot down DPRK missile

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

21:30, 23 September 2017

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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.

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.

The international community condemned the actions of North Korea. In particular, US President Donald Trump said that the United States of America is ready to destroy North Korea, if necessary.

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