“The threat provoked the president”, the source said.
The North conducted its most powerful nuclear test ever last week, and in late August fired a ballistic missile over Hokkaido in northern Japan in a new show of force.
In a television program earlier Sunday, Onodera said he expects the next provocative action by North Korea to be a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The rhetoric has intensified in recent months as the rogue Communist nation has repeatedly conducted bomb tests and missile launches in violation of global agreements, reveals a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“This is a game of minutes”.
The U.S. and Japan reportedly conducted a joint air exercise Saturday over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions in the region over North Korea’s missile tests.
“This is a clear exercise of self-defense, and there’s no question we should do it”, former USA ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said.
The package includes cyberattacks and increased surveillance, as well as intelligence operations, reports NBC News, and could also include a U.N. Security resolution that mandates inspections of ships going into and out of North Korea.
A leading missile expert told Fox News the USA would have only minutes to decide whether to shoot down a North Korea missile.
“North Korea can’t defeat (the United States), so I hope it changes its way”.
Speaking on Thursday, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said its neighbour may launch another ICBM to mark its founding.
Pu Kyon Ja, owner of the store selling Korean traditional clothes and a second-generation Korean resident in Japan, said she felt the North’s pursuit of nuclear weapons was a natural reaction against threats from the United States.
Trump has sent a powerful United States aircraft carrier towards North Korea amid rising tensions in the region.
In a riposte, Ri said: “They busied themselves. making preposterous remarks like “the nuclear missile of North Korea are military means that can strike Europe”. During the conversation, Trump described himself as “100% with Shinzo [Abe]” and said Japan “needs to help us if the USA is attacked”, the network said.