North Korea’s missile launch over Japan was first military strike to contain Guam

North Korea has provoked the US once again by saying that the missile it launched on Tuesday morning over Japan was intended to threaten Guam in response to the US and South Korean military drills.

The testing of the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) was the first step in military action by the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said North Korea even as the US said that it had all its options open to counter the country.

The missile drill ordered by North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has been reported by Reuters to be first to be launched from its capital Pyongyang.

North Korea’s KCNA wrote that the missile flew over Japan covering the air space of the Oshima peninsula Hokkaido and Cape Erimo before landing in the target waters in northern Pacific Ocean. The North Korean government’s mouth piece wrote that the missile did not threaten the security of neighbouring countries even as Japan took strong exception calling it as a reckless act.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

KCNA quoted Kim Jong Un as saying: “The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the KPA in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam.”

US President Donald Trump reacted sharply to the North Korea missile launch said that the latest message from Pyongyang has been received loud and clear by the world.

Trump on Tuesday stated: “Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table.”

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