WASHINGTON, 4 Aug – RIA Novosti. The members of the Council of national security of the United States, state Department officials and the Ministry of defense on Tuesday conducted a meeting in connection with the recent rocket launch by North Korea, reports CNN.
On Tuesday morning, the DPRK has tested a missile “And 14”, which landed in the sea of Japan 300 km from the coast of Japan. About the successful testing of the first Intercontinental ballistic missile, the DPRK announced in the air of the Central TV of North Korea. It was reported that the missile test was carried out on the orders of the country’s leader, Kim Jong-UN, who personally attended the launch. The rocket flew 933 kilometers, reaching a height of 2802 kilometers, the flight time was 39 minutes.
According to CNN, US military experts are studying all the data and intelligence information from satellites, aircraft and other systems to establish whether the statement of the authorities of the DPRK to launch an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) true.
“If it is determined that was launched ICBM, the goal of President Donald trump will potentially be the approval of a “balanced response”, — informs television channel.
Yet, according to CNN, no decision was made, but in principle we can talk about sending additional military forces and assets in the region, in particular, troops, planes and ships. Also considers diplomatic measures, which include new sanctions against North Korea.
According to the TV channel, while in the United States believe that the missile tests by North Korea “does not necessarily mean that she can launch a missile that can reach Western Alaska”. In addition, it is not clear whether the country in the presence of a “miniature nuclear warhead”.
In turn, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert reported that the US state Department evaluations of the recent missile launch of the DPRK.
“The Department of state works together with partners from other departments on a detailed assessment of the missile launch of the DPRK”, — wrote Nauert on Twitter.
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