North Korea has been making frequent efforts to ensure the nation has the capability to target the United States and Australia. It has not yet launched any such missile but has been working hard. The time to time testing of such missiles proves that the nation will soon come up with the technological weapon to destroy the two target nations.
North Korea tested a missile on the weekend indicating the nation’s advancement towards intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development. A reputed official has claimed that the time is not too far when North Korea will be able to develop a missile to destroy its targets. The launch of the missile on the weekend was the first under US President Donald Trump’s administration.
“They’ve probably reached the point where they’re going to need to start testing the missiles themselves — the whole system,” said Joel Wit, a senior fellow at the U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. “Most people think that could come sometime this year.”
North Korea conducted the missile launch while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Trump at a holiday resort in Florida. It splashed the Sea of Japan down. The sea constituted a 500 kilometer of the North Korean coast. The missile uses solid fuel to operate. It is an upgraded version of a submarine ballistic missile.
US President Donald Trump Responds to North Korea Missile Launch
Trump described the launch of the North Korea missile as a “big thing,” News.com.au stated. As a result, the focus of the US authorities was drawn to the matter. Moreover, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has called for UN intervention into the issue. “We call on all members of the Security Council to use every available resource to make it clear to the North Korean regime — and its enablers — that these launches are unacceptable. It is time to hold North Korea accountable — not with our words, but with our actions,” she said.
South Korea believes the launch of the missile is a significant step taken by its northern counterpart. South Korea’s National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee head Lee Cheol Woo defined the range of the ballistic missile, which could successfully cover over 2000 kilometers area. North Korea has listed several longer-range missiles, which include Taepodong – 1 that covers 2,500 kilometers, Musudan with a range of 3,200 kilometers, and Taepodong – 2 that operates from 5,000 to 9000 kilometers of the area.