- North Korea threatened a "physical action" that aims to counter an anti-missile system that the US plans to deploy in South Korea
- According to the artillery bureau of the North’s military, the North will be more merciless and powerful when the system is deployed
- Beijing and Moscow expressed disapproval of the deployment of the system, saying that the US only wants military muscle in the South
North Korea threatened US and South Korea, the North to perform a “physical action” to counter an anti-missile system of US to be deployed in the South.
North’s warning was after Seoul and Washington’s announcement of deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, also to counter the North’s threats.
According to the artillery bureau of the North’s military, the DPRK is about to take physical action to counter North Korea’s threats to control THAAD thoroughly as soon as the location and the place of deployment in South Korea.
US and South Korea, the two allies, have not yet released a statement revealing the exact location and date of the deployment of the system to in the South but said that they are currently in the final stage of choosing a potential venue.
North’s artillery bureau added that it has sufficient and latest means of offensive strikes and that it will take “more merciless and powerful successive corresponding measures against the US keen to ignite a war by deploying THAAD”. It also warned the South, saying that there will be miserable self-destruction as a consequence of the THAAD system deployment.
“We once again warn the enemies that it is the steadfast will of the KPA to make merciless retaliatory strikes to reduce south Korea to a sea in flames, debris once an order is issued,” they said in a statement.
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North Korea test-fired a somewhat submarine-launched ballistic missile, resulting to a swift international condemnation. The launch was after the back to back tests of a powerful new medium-range Musudan missiles set in Pyongyang on June 22. The missiles are said to be capable of reaching US bases up to Guam.
There has been tension after Pyongyang performed its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by more launches which, analysts say, reflected the North’s progress toward striking the US mainland.
The planned deployment of THAAD system in South Korea also enraged Beijing and Moscow, both thinks that US aims to flex military muscle in the South. - AA, Kami Media