‘Days Away From WW3’ – N. Korea Launch Ballistic Missile

North Korea launch ballistic missile on Friday, sparking world war 3 fears

Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile on Friday, sparking fears of an imminent war between North Korea and the west. 

The ballistic missile exploded within minutes and never left North Korean airspace, according to US Pacific Command and South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province) early this morning,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.

It is estimated to have failed.

The White House responded by stating that America would do everything in its power to maintain the security of the Republic of Korea and Japan, with the Pacific Command stating that it “stands behind our steadfast commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan.”

Rt.com reports:

The US administration is “aware of the most recent North Korean missile test,” and President Trump was briefed on the launch, the White House said in a short statement.

The reported launch comes amid rising tensions in the region and a US military buildup in response to the North Korean ‘nuclear threat.’

It also comes just hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the UN Security Council that the military option remains on the table for the US to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

“All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table,” Tillerson told the 15-member international body. “Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary.”

Tillerson’s remarks come just a day after US President Donald Trump told Reuters that there is a “chance” of a major conflict in the region if diplomacy fails.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s very difficult.”

Military solution totally unacceptable, dialogue only viable choice – Russia & China

North Korea’s previous missile launch on April 16 also resulted in failure, according to Washington and Seoul. It took place a day after a huge military parade in Pyongyang. The latest launch marked the 75th missile test during the rule of Kim Jong-un.

In an attempt to deter North Korea from more nuclear and missile tests, the US has sent a group of American warships led by an aircraft carrier to the region. This week, North Korea conducted large-scale, live-fire exercises on its eastern coast, just as the US and South Korea were engaged in their annual war games.

As the US continue to push for peace through increasing its military power in the region, China and Russia have been urging both sides to refrain from provocations and belligerent rhetoric, and to find a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis.

Stressing the need to avoid “chaos” on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for cool-headed negotiations over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.

“Right now, the situation on the Korean peninsula is under grave tension and at a critical point,” Wang said, ahead of a UN Security Council meeting Friday.

“[The peaceful settlement] of the nuclear issue [on] the Korean peninsula through a dialogue and negotiations represent the only right choice that is practical and viable,” the minister added.

A military solution to the North Korean issue is totally unacceptable and could lead to a terrible catastrophe, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

While accusing North Korea of ignoring the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions which ban nuclear weapons development, Gatilov said that “at the same time, the use of military force is absolutely unacceptable as it is fraught with disastrous consequences for the Korean Peninsula and the entire Northeast Asia.”

Pointing out that “bellicose rhetoric paired with an unreasonable show of muscle makes everyone in the world ask themselves if there is going to be a war,” Gatilov said that “it is no secret that in the midst of tensions, any thoughtless step may result in terrible consequences.”

  • Cruz Bannon

    North Korea’s FatBoy is nothing less than a belligerent, threatening loudmouth who clearly DESERVES to be militarily castrated. Australia has now been threatened for no other reason than guilty-by-association; and he’s just threatened other Asian nations if they don’t join him – completely psychotic!! In my “school yard” that’s the signal to smack the loudmouth right in the mouth and if blood doesn’t flow you haven’t hit him hard enough! NO-ONE WANTS WW3, but unfortunately with people like Kim Jong Un you are more than likely going to get it whether you want it or not, whether you do anything to contribute to it or not. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME. And ANYBODY threatening ANYBODY with nukes in a nuclear world is something you just-don’t-do! What are you going to do???? HOPE he doesn’t make good on his threats?? And if he does, HOPE you can intercept before TOO MANY of your citizens are killed?? Or act decisively, preemptively and protect the lives of your own citizens? IF ANYTHING COMES OF THIS, and FatBoy starts something and USA reacts, all those condemning USA right now will be SECRETLY thanking them for doing their best to protect them. But they won’t admit to it, because that takes guts! Do nothing and when NK attacks, “Why didn’t you do something!?” will be the reply. Act preemptively to avoid being attacked by NK and “This is your fault!” will be the reply. Those of you with those hypocritical traits – you’re pathetic!!!!!! And you know who you are!!

    • freeman

      Your no better of a human. Bet your just another scum bag like that rest of this world.

      • Cruz Bannon

        LOL….There it is. Thank you for proving my point!!! Hah!!

        • freeman

          lay off the crack and booze.

  • freeman

    Woo hoo. About time. This plant needs to wipe the scum out of here. Loser race of humans who do not deserve this planet. Dumb asses.

  • John C Carleton

    When the West wants to ratchet up their war crimes, or need a diversion from their war crimes, such as murdering children in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, this fat boy can be counted on to start beating his flabby chest.

    One would ALMOST think, he was working for the Western criminals! Hmmmmm?

  • Lostintime lost in space

    at “Freeman” (((comment below)))….Well said….

    And crawling on the planets face……Some insects called the human race….. Lost in time… Lost in space… And Meaning!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PylOu4pfJE