North Korea warned Japan on Friday that Tokyo would be its first target in case of a war in the Korean peninsula if the Japanese government maintains its hostile stance on the North Korean regime.
Through a review posted on the official KCNA news agency, and reproduced by news agency Yonhap, Pyongyang has lashed out at Tokyo’s orders to destroy any missile that is directed towards Japan, threatening that such actions would result a nuclear attack on this country.
Japan has deployed its Patriot missile defense system and sent Aegis destroyers with SM-3 missiles to the Eastern Sea to address a possible threat from North Korea.
According to KCNA, Japan, following is following anti-North Korean policies dictated by the United States, and has been strengthening its military capacity to lay the groundwork for a new invasion of the Korean Peninsula and to position themselves to take advantage of future conflict.
According to the official Korean agency, Japan, which colonized the peninsula for 36 years in the first half of the twentieth century, took advantage of acting as a logistical base for the United States during the Korean War (1950-53).
So, the North Korean regime has accused Tokyo of preparing for another war and warned that the country should stop it, especially if it does so in the belief that it is protected by the United States.
“Pyongyang has never forgotten the past actions of Japan and those hoping to take advantage of another war should be prepared for an intense nuclear war” said the national spokesman for the North Korean regime.
In recent weeks, the government of Kim Jong Un declared a “state of war” on the Korean peninsula and has threatened to attack military bases that the U.S. has in the Hawaiian Islands, Guam and Japan.
In this sense, it has already “formally” notified its enemies that it will launch an attack “without mercy” against U.S. targets, including a “diversified nuclear attack.”
The communist regime has claimed all these measures to the threats made by South Korea and the United States. The two allies have been preparing for war by carrying out military exercises near North Korea. Meanwhile, a new report from the United States government has concluded that North Korea may indeed have nuclear missiles; something that had been discounted by the Americans and its allies in Asia.
A report from the Pentagon says that North Korea may indeed be able to put together a nuclear ballistic missile. “DIA has determined that there is a moderate chance that North Korea now has nuclear weapons capable of being launched with a ballistic missile. However, the reliability of the weapon may be low,” said Congressman Lamborn reading the report.
But the report does not make any reference about whether or not North Korea has the ability to launch long range missiles that can hit the United States. Perhaps the only answer to this questions is the fact that the U.S. announced last month that it would reinforce his long-range missile defenses in Alaska and California, which are designed to protect the West Coast, and a new missile defense system deployed in the territory of Guam in the Pacific that should not have been installed until 2015.