World War 3: North Korea Can Lands Nukes in USA
North Korea has proven it is now capable of landing Nuclear Missiles directly in to the USA mainland as the World War 3 scenario becomes very real.
North Korea’s state-run television on Saturday disclosed edited footage of its test-fire of an intercontinental range ballistic missile conducted the previous night.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was seen overseeing the launch preparations at the scene and chatting with his aides with a somewhat nervous face.
North Korea again used the ground-based launcher for the test-fire of the Hwasong-14. In its test-fire of an intermediate-range ballistic missile on May 14 and an ICBM missile on July 4, the North also adopted the same method.
Experts speculate that the use of a ground-based launcher may be intended to protect the high-priced TEL. In addition, the North may be able to carry out additional missile launches by use of the TEL, they noted.
According to the video footage that runs 2 1/2 minutes, the Hwasong-14 missile was moved on a transport erector launcher, known as a TEL, before being fired from a ground-based launch pad.
Pyongyang’s official KCNA claimed that the North successfully launched another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Friday night following its first test in early July, noting that the missile flew 998 kilometers for about 47 minutes into the East Sea after reaching a maximum altitude of 3,724.9 km.
In the footage unveiled by Korean Central Television, a TEL with eight wheels on each side drove slowly to the launch pad in Mupyong-ri in the country’s northern province of Jagang, carrying the Hwasong-14 missile aboard.
The United Nations Security Council will likely convene an emergency meeting early next week to discuss countermeasures against North Korea’s latest missile provocation, a government source said Saturday.
“An emergency meeting of the UNSC could be held early next week,” the source said on the condition of anonymity. “But the exact date for the gathering can be determined after the weekend.”
The meeting is expected to come in response to the North’s claimed second successful and improved intercontinental ballistic missile test late Friday night following another one conducted on July 4.
The missile test, which runs counter to multiple UNSC sanctions resolutions, drew strong condemnation from South Korea, the U.S., Japan and even China.
In a meeting with her staff on Saturday, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for efforts to induce the UNSC to convene and swiftly adopt a strong sanctions resolution to punish North Korea.
Earlier this month, the UNSC failed to adopt a press statement condemning the North’s ICBM launch on July 4 due apparently to opposition from Russia, one of five permanent veto-wielding council members.
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