North Korea nuke EVACUATION plan for BRITS as Kim capable of hitting UK ‘within 6 months’ Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Douglas Patient Posted on 1/23/2018, 3:26:12 PM by nickcarraway NORTH Korea will have missiles capable of reaching and striking Britain “within six months” as the UK draws up evacuation plans, it has been revealed. Hermit kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime in recent months has conducted several increasingly sophisticated nuclear tests as it expanded its missile programme. And Britain now fears it is a matter of months before North Korea will have the capability of hitting the UK.

Posted: January 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

North Korea nuke EVACUATION plan for BRITS as Kim capable of hitting UK ‘within 6 months’
Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Douglas Patient

Posted on 1/23/2018, 3:26:12 PM by nickcarraway

NORTH Korea will have missiles capable of reaching and striking Britain “within six months” as the UK draws up evacuation plans, it has been revealed.

Hermit kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime in recent months has conducted several increasingly sophisticated nuclear tests as it expanded its missile programme.

And Britain now fears it is a matter of months before North Korea will have the capability of hitting the UK.

It has even drawn up evacuation plans which are “under constant review”.

This comes as it was revealed North Korea are mere months away from developing nuclear weapons.

Defence minister Earl Howe told a defence committee that the capability of North Korea has been “significantly developed” over the past few years.

“We judge that they are capable of, certainly now, of reaching targets in the short range – by which I mean Japan, South Korea obviously and adjoining territories,” he said today.

“Our judgment is it is probably six to 18 months before they will have an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile capability capable of reaching the coast of the United States or indeed ourselves.”

But he is confident Kim’s “programme is not directed at the UK”, adding how the threat to Britain “is not significant”.

Though he added: “I think whenever we debate the issue of the UK deterrent, the North Korean weapons programme is cited as a prime example of why we can never be complacent.”

Foreign Office minister Mark Field told MPs North Korea’s “illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons does inevitably pose a serious and growing threat to the international peace and security”.

He told the committee there is “little doubt” that the timeline of six to 18 months has “drastically reduced” over the last year.

Field said the UN and international community are continuing to put a “huge amount of pressure” onto North Korea “through all the means that we can”.

The Tory MP said there is a sense that Kim “wants to come out of the shadow of his father and particularly his grandfather”.

“Part of that is to assert himself – ‘I am the person who has been able to put us onto the nuclear top table’ – which is obviously where he would hope to be if he is able to get fully fledged nuclear weapons,” he added.

Field also said the message is “loud and clear” for any country going forward, that nuclear weapons are the “ultimate insurance policy” and provide an exemption from being threatened.

But Earl Howe stressed: “Kim Jong-un knows that any attack by North Korea on South Korea or anywhere else, or use of nuclear weapons in any context, would be met with an overwhelming response.”

Pressed on whether the UK would support a limited strike by the US, Field said any “direct action would have to be within international law” and the UK’s support would only be if it had been sanctioned in advance.

With many Brits based in the region, Field confirmed to MPs that an evacuation plan is “under constant review”.

Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump suggested he has developed a “very good relationship” with the North Korean leader, despite engaging in a war of sharp words.

The pair have traded insults over the last year, as North Korea accelerated weapons tests and appears on the cusp of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland.

President Trump has called Kim “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission”.

The regime’s dictator has said the 71-year-old president is “the mentally deranged US dotard”.

 

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