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North Korea:  missile tests simulates nuclear strike on South

North Korea:  missile tests simulates nuclear strike on South July 20, 2016

North Korea said Wednesday its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on US targets in Republic of Korea and were personally monitored by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

Tuesday’s test firing of three missiles in violation of existing UN resolutions was seen as an angry reaction to the planned deployment of a US missile defence system in the South.

The launch of the two Scud missiles and one intermediate-range Rodong was condemned by the United States, Japan and Republic of Korea, who vowed a collective diplomatic response.

The tests were ordered and monitored by Kim Jong-Un and the range of the missiles was limited to simulate pre-emptive attacks on Korean ports and airfields hosting US military “hardware”, the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

According to the Korean military, the two Scuds flew between 500 and 600 kilometres (310-370 miles) into the Sea of Japan, while the Rodong was fired about an hour later.

North Korea:  missile tests simulates nuclear strike on South

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