Missiles Rain From North Korea

North Korea shot a missile over Japanese Islands

Michael Kennedy, Copy Editor

North Korea shot a ballistic missile over the northern “Japanese island of Hokkaido Friday” (Cnn.com). This missile is the second one to be launched this month. It is the first one to be launched, since the last nuclear test missile. This test was also sending a message to Guam, a U.S. territory.

The Rodong Sinmun newspaper stated “no matter how strong the pressure is, it doesn’t work on us” (Cnn.com).

Tokyo and Washington called a meeting with the Security Council on Friday afternoon. The Japanese Prime Minister stated that this went against “the international community’s strong, united will for a peaceful solution” (Cnn.com).

Five days after the missile test, North Korean news agency sent a threat to the four islands of the Japan saying “they should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche” (Cnn.com). Juche is the ideal of ruling in North Korea.

Since the launch, South Korea has been on high alert. South Korea carried out a drill called “live fire drill” that if a missile launched from North Korea, South Korea could hit Sunan airport, which  is the biggest military launch site in North Korea.

North Korea has violated the UN Security Council “resolution and a very serious and grave challenge to international peace and security” (Cnn.com). Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated the launch was “a major threat to international peace and security which demands a global response” (Cnn.com).