North Korea Fires ‘Unidentified Projectile,’ Says South Korean Officials [Breaking]
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North Korea Fires ‘Unidentified Projectile,’ Says South Korean Officials [Breaking]

North Korea has fired an “unidentified projectile,” according to South Korea’s military, according to BBC. The Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement reported on Sunday by the Yonhap news agency. The area, which is the location of a military airport, is north of the capital Pyongyang.

According to Aljazeera, this is North Korea’s 10th launch this year, after dozens in 2016.

North Korea accelerates their efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. This is something U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed, “won’t happen.”

“North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from a site this afternoon from the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyongan Province).”

Earlier this month, North Korea launched a medium long-range ballistic missile reportedly capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead.

That missile – which was launched from a site in Kusong, North Pyongan – flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 500 miles before it landed in the Sea of Japan, according to Tokyo.

North Korea regularly tests short-range missiles — however, it also said to be working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland.

More recently, North Korea has an “invincible army” and is waiting for an order to wage a “final sacred war,” according to the official media outlet for the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea.

Tensions between the United States and North Korea have mounted since North Korea threatened to strike United States aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson with “one single strike.” The newspaper likened the U.S. aircraft carrier to a “gross animal” and said a strike on the carrier would be “an actual example to show our military’s force.”

North Korea missile launch
North Korea launches their 10th missile of 2017. Reports of an ‘unidentified projectile’ have surfaced. [Image by Ahn Young-joon/AP Images]

The article from the Rodong Sinmun newspaper was translated by KNCA Watch. As per the Daily Mail, the article told its North Korean readers the country’s army was an “invincible army equipped with powerful strike means and ever-victorious tactics.”

The newspaper claimed the strike will turn into a sea of fire and destroy the “bluffing U.S. imperialists,” the DPRK warned. The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea is led by Kim Jong-Un. North Korea’s military may be armed with outdated weapons, yet with 1.2 million men, the North Korean army poses a very real threat to South Korea, according to Fox News.

Nonetheless, the announcement placed a special emphasis on the Trump administration noting the U.S. is making an effort “to attain its purpose through military threat and blackmail.”

“The U.S. imperialists are trying hard to attain its purpose through military threat and blackmail while brandishing all sorts of strategic and tactical weapons of demonstrative and threatening nature… But it is nothing but a bluffing of the mentally weak and a last-ditch effort of those with a miserable end at hand.”

The article insisted the words penned were not empty threats and called the DPRK’s stance on defense was an “everlasting treasure.”

“The army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), full of the spirit of annihilating the enemies, is waiting for an order to wage a final sacred war, with their guns leveled at the detestable targets… Our strike will all at once turn into sea of fire, completely destroying enemies and winning a final victory.”

Due to the “hostile” policy of the United States, North Korea maintains that it must develop nuclear weapons.

North Korean Defense Minister General Pak Yong Sik said his country was ready to use preemptive strikes to defend against “U.S. imperialists,” warning nuclear war could break out because of the “frantic war drills” last week.

Pyongyang has long had missiles that can reach targets across the South and Japan.

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