Breaking: North Korea is threatening to launch its next nuclear missile test right at the U.S.
North Korea just announced that they will be launching a rocket in a nuclear test that could target the west coast of the United States. The announcement came right after the United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to a U.S. backed resolution condemning North Korea’s recent rocket launch. The new resolution further expands the existing sanctions on the country.
North Korea, who has carried out at least two nuclear tests in the past, says that their next launch will target the United States, “the sworn enemy of the Korean people.” North Korea’s last rocket had the capability to travel more than 6,000 miles, making it more than capable of hitting the western United States. In fact, South Korean military officials who analyzed a recovered oxidizer tank, that had been part of one of the rocket’s boosters, estimated the missile could travel over 6,200 miles.
North Korea’s National Defense Commission put out the following statement:
“We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States.”