Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Trump Takes North Korea Seriously

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Kim Jong-un riles Trump on the Fourth: US President calls emergency meeting to formulate 'measured response' to North Korea's record-breaking missile test amid fears one could hit Alaska

● U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed North Korea’s latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile
● The North revealed it had successfully built the intercontinental ballistic missile
● The 'landmark' test of a Hwasong-14 missile was overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un
● It was fired from a site in the North Phyongan province into the Sea of Japan
● It is believed to have reached an altitude of 1741 miles and flew 580 miles
● The North has long sought to build nuclear missiles capable of reaching the US
● Weapons analysts say the missile has the capability to reach as far as Alaska
● The U.S. has requested a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the launch - it will likely take place Wednesday

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