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Pentagon: US ready to shoot down North Korean missiles if there is a threat

Петагон: США готовы сбить ракеты КНДР при наличии угрозыCarter argues that the US missile defense a “step” ahead of the development arms of the DPRK.

The head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter said in an interview with NBC that the United States regarded nuclear potential of North Korea as a serious threat.

“Their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a serious threat to us. We try to be ahead of them with our missile defense system, update it, and we are confident that we can defend ourselves”, – said the head of the U.S. defense Department.

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Carter said that Americans are ready to intercept Pyongyang’s rocket in case they “will be directed to our territory or the territory of our allies,” even if we are talking about the test starting.

DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN in his new year address said that the country will soon be ready to launch the first Intercontinental ballistic missile. He added that North Korea is a powerful nuclear state, Recalling the testing of the hydrogen bomb and multiple missile launches in 2016.

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