Japan could legally intercept a Guam-bound North Korea missile: Kyodo

Experts say Japan does not currently have the capability to shoot down a missile flying over its territory headed for Guam.

By: Reuters | Tokyo | Published:August 10, 2017 9:46 am
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Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday in remarks reported by Kyodo news service.

Onodera told a lower house of parliament committee that Japan would be allowed to hit a missile headed towards the U.S. Pacific territory if it was judged to be an existential threat to Japan, Kyodo said. This is a reiteration of the Japanese government’s position.

Experts say Japan does not currently have the capability to shoot down a missile flying over its territory headed for Guam.

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    asit guin
    Aug 11, 2017 at 9:31 am
    World is at a dangerous crossroads. US are seeking a pretext to wage war on North Korea. History of 1950s Korean War confirms that extensive war crimes were committed against Korean people. As confirmed by statement of US General Curtis Lemay: Over a period of three years or so we killed 20 percent of population. North Korea lost close to 30 percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in 1950s. US military sources confirmed 20 percent, after destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages. Perhaps an unprecedented of mortality suffered by one nation due to belligerence of another During World War two, UK lost 0.94 percent of its population, France lost 1.35 percent, China lost 1.89 percent and the US lost 0.32 percent. During Korean War, North Korea lost close to 30 percent of its population.
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