North Korea: ‘Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation’

BBC News reports: “North Korea says its firing of a missile over Japan was ‘the first step’ of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches.

State media also repeated threats to the US Pacific island of Guam, which it called ‘an advanced base of invasion’.

The missile launched on Tuesday crossed Japan’s northern Hokkaido island, triggering public alerts to take cover, before landing in the sea.

The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea for its actions.

Meeting late on Tuesday in New York, the council called the launch ‘outrageous’, demanding North Korea cease all missile testing…”

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