North Korea: Our missile launches are preps for striking U.S. bases

North Korea: Our missile launches are preps for striking U.S. bases
Dear Shipmate watches sub sailors take a bow after mighty and powerful ballistic missile launch in 2015. (Image: Screen grab of North Korean state video via YouTube, stimmekoreas (user))

[Ed. – Boy Kim throwing a tantrum to get attention again.  He must need something.  This looks like typical saber-rattling behavior to try to get the other nations to start a new round of “negotiations.”  And no, the most recent missile launches were not from a submarine.  We just like the feature image for its suitably heroic depiction of Darling Leader.]

Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as global condemnation of the regime swelled.

Three of the four missiles fired Monday came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone, representing a challenge to US President Donald Trump.

In separate phone calls, Trump — whose rhetoric on the campaign trail had raised doubts about the issue — reaffirmed Washington’s “ironclad commitment” to Japan and South Korea. …

Kim Jong-Un gave the order for the drill to start, the North’s official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

“Feasting his eyes on the trails of ballistic rockets”, he praised the Hwasong artillery unit that carried it out, it said.

“The four ballistic rockets launched simultaneously are so accurate that they look like acrobatic flying corps in formation, he said,” the agency added, referring to Kim.

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