US Warns North Korea Against Testing Nuclear-Capable Missile
Pyongyang says it is in the “final stages” of preparing to test a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland
by Carol Adl
January 2, 2017
The United States has warned North Korea against carrying out “provocative actions,” after Pyongyang said it was putting the final touches to a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US soil
The Pentagon issued a statement on Sunday warning North Korea that it would face serious consequences if it makes good on its most recent threat of testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Press TV reports:
The warning came only hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced the regime’s plans to test the new ICBM.
“We are in the final stages of test-launching the intercontinental ballistic missile,” he was quoted as saying by AFP, describing his country as a “military power of the East that cannot be touched by even the strongest enemy.”
In its response, the Pentagon advised Pyongyang to “refrain from provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric that threaten international peace and stability.”