Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Japan says will destroy North Korea missile if threat to territory
said Wednesday it would destroy a North Korean missile if it threatened to fall on its territory, after
announced it planned to launch a space rocket this month.
"Today the defence minister issued an order" to destroy
Defence Minister Gen Nakatani issued the order, citing the "possibility that North Korea will launch a missile it calls a `satellite` within coming days," the statement said.
The order will be carried out by Japan`s ballistic missile defence system, which includes PAC-3 surface-to-air anti-ballistic missiles, and similar SM-3 systems aboard warships, the ministry said.
The order will be effective until February 25, it added, the end of the launch window announced by Pyongyang that begins on February 8.
Sambhav Parasmal Rathod Jain
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