Russia Sends Evidence to UN North Korea Tested Mid-Range Missile

Russia Sends Evidence to UN North Korea Tested Mid-Range Missile

Russia Sends Evidence to UN North Korea Tested Mid-Range Missile

A USA think tank says that North Korea's recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile proves its capability to launch a ballistic missile from any location in the North.

North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 4 has prompted the United States to test the THAAD system based at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells reporters that this week's test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile doesn't threaten the U.S. The Pentagon chief also says that the latest test doesn't bring the U.S. closer to war.

Created to shoot down short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles, each THAAD system is comprised of five major components.

The officials, on the condition of anonymity, released the nature and test timing of the THAAD.

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Before India, the United States had also condemned the missile launch and had warned North Korea of serious consequences.

Still, in recent testimony to Congress, Vice Admiral James Syring, then the director of the Missile Defence Agency, said FTT-18 would aim to demonstrate THAAD's ability to intercept a separating IRBM target. It has a 100% success rate in 13 tests stretching back to 2006, reflecting vast technological advances since Ronald Reagan first pushed for missile interceptor technology in 1983.

The launch of THAAD missile defence system was planned months ago.

It is not clear when, exactly, the test will be conducted. "We have great capabilities in the area of trade", she said, adding that she had spoken with President Donald Trump about the issue.

The US military this year began deploying THAAD to South Korea, a move that infuriated China, which has argued the deployment would further destabilize the situation on the Korean peninsula. This could be helpful in defending against any incoming missiles from North Korea. Unlike the U.S., which has not ruled out a military solution to the crisis, Russian Federation and China have offered a peaceful resolution that would avoid placing further sanctions on the North Korean regime.

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