Bringing out the big guns: US deploys hi-tech anti-ballistic missiles in South Korea prompting threats of 'actual war' from Kim Jong-un's regime
- Two missile systems were flown into Osan Air Base overnight on board a massive C-17 transport aircraft
- South Korean and US officials said they wanted the defensive system to be operational as soon as possible
- North Korea fired four upgraded ballistic missiles into the sea off the Japanese coast over the weekend
- Pyongyang media reported that North Korean military forces are being kept on a constant war footing
He added: “We remain prepared – and will continue to take steps to increase our readiness – to defend ourselves and our allies from attack, and are prepared to use the full range of capabilities at our disposal against this growing threat.”“The United States strongly condemns the DPRK’s ballistic missile launches tonight, which violate UN security council resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology,” the State Department’s acting spokesman, Mark Toner, said in a statement.
North Korea is 'training for an attack on US bases in Japan': Kim Jong Un is pictured applauding missile launch as Trump warns him of 'dire consequences' and sends anti-missile system to the South
- North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan
- Three of four missiles shot landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone
- The US has also begun deploying a missile defense system in South Korea to protect against North Korea
- China said such US interference poses a 'clear, present and substantive threat to China's security interests'
- The UN Security Council will have an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss these developments
- Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe say North Korea threat has 'entered a new stage'