North Korea, new missile: US assesses military option
BEIJING. North Korea continues to send its 'provocations' despite the very fresh set of international sanctions. In less than three weeks, two ballistic missiles flew over Hokkaido, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago, and a nuclear test, the most powerful of the six so far, has caused an artificial magnitude above magnitude 6.

And the US now evaluates "a military option". At dawn, departing from a site near Pyongyang, the Hwasong-12 intermediate ballistic missile, as hypothesized by the Seoul, Tokyo and Washington militants, touched an altitude of 800 km and the range of 3,700 km before finishing in Pacific, just over 1,200 km from the coasts of Japan, threatened Thursday with North Korea 'sinking' with the use of nuclear warheads.

A missile, explained the Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, launched "having in mind Guam", US territory in the Philippine Sea far about 3,400 km, which the North threatened to strike as a symbolic target. In Washington, all options remain on the table. Including the military, explained the White House National Security Adviser, General H. R. McMaster, arguing, however, that "it is not our favorite."

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has united the National Security Council by stating that Seoul has the capabilities of destroying North Korea "in an irresistible manner" by clarifying that, with the best intentions, the dialogue with Kim Jong- one is "impossible in this situation". Alarm sirens, in addition to cellular and TV messages, have been deployed in the northern part of Japan, in an unprecedented mechanism that has affected so far natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or awakening of volcanoes. "It is time for the international community to take action against the North's provocations that threaten peace in the world," said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who had just come back from the visit to India, had a telephone conversation with Moon. "We must make it clear to North Korea that if it continues, its future will not be brilliant," he added.

Usa, South Korea, and Japan, the UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting, just days after the sanctions voted Monday in response to the September 3 nuclear test. While Ambassador Usa Nikky Haley, on the sidelines of the General Assembly next week, warns that "the United Nations is not just here to talk but also to do, and open a new phase."

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in addition to expressing his full disappointment, has called on all nations to take new measures against the hermit state, convinced that the newly imposed sanctions "represent the floor and not the roof of the actions we must take." China and Russia, in particular, must "show their intolerance for these unscrupulous missile launches, deciding on their own actions": the first, Tillerson argued, "supplies North much of the oil demand," the second "and" the main user of the North Korean workforce. "


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