The official North Korean news outlet, KCNA, also had quoted the anonymous spokesman for the Korean People’s Army that the North will…
“mercilessly foil the nuclear war racket of the aggressors with its treasured nuclear sword.”
According to KCNA, the military said in a statement, “Our army will counter them with the toughest counteractions as it already declared.
“This stand of ours we clarified before the world is by no means empty talk.”
The missiles launched travelled an approximate distance of 1,000 miles. One missile has not been ruled out as being an ICBM that potentially could have reached the United States coastline. The fourth missile was said to have landed just outside the Japanese economic zone exclusive to the country.
North Korea has received international condemnation for its aggression in the region, with China being the latest to implement their own sanctions, refusing to accept coal from the isolationist country. The suspension of coal imports will hit the North Korean currency hard, accounting for 90 percent of its coal trade and making up a bulk of its income.
UN resolutions were also implemented but appear to be having little to no influence in swaying Kim Jong-un’s stance.
Only last month, Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam was allegedly assassinated at Kuala Lumpur airport. The Feb. 13 killing has raised questions on the use of the deadly VX nerve agent being manufactured for larger-scale use.
Talks were scheduled between North Korean diplomats and former Washington D.C. officials to occur in the United States, but were called off after the assassination, with the State Department deciding not to issue the North Korean diplomats’ their visas to travel to New York.