UPDATE 9:51am: US demands that China take direct action. "China and Russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.
CNN and other media agencies are reporting that North Korea has fired another missile. This comes just days after the United Nations Security Council. imposed the strictest roud of sanctions. According to the South Korean Joint Chief of Staff (Miillitary bosses), the missile flew over Japan's Hokkaido island. The launch took place from Sunan district near Pyongyang and the missile flew approximately 3,700km, which puts the US territory of Guam within reach.
United States and South Korean officials are analysing the details.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called a meeting of his National Security Council.
Japan warned all its citizens to take shelter in place. It condemned the launch as "excessive provocation". There were indication this launch would happen more than a week ago.
Meanwhile, A North Korean organisation has demanded that the United States be beaten to death for leading fresh UN sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, reports Agence France Presse. We’ll just cut to the juicy bits.
“The army and people of the DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees, chief culprit in cooking up the ‘sanctions resolution’, be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog,” said a spokesman for the organisation. “Now is the time to annihilate the US imperialist aggressors. Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness,” it said. It also blamed Japan for “dancing to the tune of the US,” and suggested “The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche,” referring to the North’s national philosophy of “Juche” or self-reliance.
The organisation issuing such dramatic threats? North’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee. Say what?