North Korean Official Says Will Continue Missile Tests: Report

World | Reuters | Updated: April 18, 2017 20:50 IST

North Korean Official Says Will Continue Missile Tests: Report
North Korean Official Says Will Continue Missile Tests: Report

LONDON: North Korea will keep on testing rockets frequently and any military activity against it by the United States would provoke ‘hard and fast war’, a senior North Korean authority has told the BBC.

North Korea has directed a few rocket and atomic tests in resistance of United Nations authorizes and has said it has built up a rocket that can strike the US terrain. Its most recent rocket test on Sunday fizzled a few moments after dispatch.

US Vice President Mike Pence cautioned North Korea on Monday that current US strikes in Syria, one of Pyongyang’s few close partners, and Afghanistan demonstrated that the resolve of President Donald Trump ought not be tried.

“We’ll be directing more rocket tests on a week after week, month to month and yearly premise,” Vice Foreign Minister Mr Han Song-Ryol said in a meeting with the BBC discharged late on Monday.

“On the off chance that the US is sufficiently rash to utilize military means it would mean from that very day, a full scale war.”

North Korean state media a week ago cautioned of an atomic assault on the United States at any indication of American hostility, however the White House said there was no confirmation it had that capacity.

“On the off chance that the USA is arranging a military assault against us we will respond with an atomic pre-emptive strike by our own particular style and technique,” Han said.

He likewise said North Korea trusted its atomic weapons shield it from the risk of military activity by the United States.

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