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N Korean hydrogen bomb-tipped missile could fly over Japan

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Japan may have to brace for a North Korean missile tipped with a hydrogen bomb flying over the archipelago if Pyongyang tests such a device in the Pacific Ocean, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday. “If the hydrogen bomb is going to be delivered by a ballistic missile, we cannot…
Japan may have to brace for a North Korean missile tipped with a hydrogen bomb flying over the archipelago if Pyongyang tests such a device in the Pacific Ocean, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday.
“If the hydrogen bomb is going to be delivered by a ballistic missile, we cannot rule out the possibility that it will fly over Japan,” Onodera said, after North Korea indicated it may test a hydrogen bomb following President Donald Trump’s recent U. N. address, in which he warned the United States will have “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it needs to defend itself or its allies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Washington could face the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure” in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency on Friday. The country’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said the “highest level” action may be a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean.

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