The latest North Korean missile test is being hailed by Kim Jong-un as a huge success, saying the missile landed only 7 meters from its target in Japanese waters. After the test, Kim boldly announced that North Korea that he had a ‘bigger package for the US’. Many believe he is referring to a nuclear package to be carried on a missile. Many believe his threat is real and indicates his ultra-aggressive intentions.
North Korea has claimed its latest test missile landed just seven metres from its target in Japanese waters amid some bizarre threats and warnings by Kim Jong-un.
The ballistic missile launched on Monday travelled 280 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan, which the state called a success.
As a result, South Korea conducted a join drill with a US supersonic B-1B Lancer bomber, prompting the North’s dictator to claim the allied countries were practising dropping nuclear bombs.
Kim Jong-un said the reclusive state would develop more powerful weapons to defend North Korea against the United States, and state media quoted him as saying: ‘He expressed the conviction that it would make a greater leap forward in this spirit to send a bigger ‘gift package to the Yankees’ in retaliation for American military provocation’…
In past couple of weeks, North Korea has successfully tests ballistic missiles and a new anti-aircraft defense system. It truly looks like they are preparing for war. Their latest test of landing a missile in Japanese waters is a clear act of provocation towards the US ally. In response, the US and South Korea have been conducting joint tests, including the flying of the sophisticated B1 bomber.