Japan is ready to deploy missile defense system in four prefectures to intercept North Korean missiles in the event of a missile attack on the island of GUAM. About it reports The Asahi Shimbun.
According to sources in the government, the official decision to deploy missile defense systems will be made in the next few days. It is assumed that the system, equipped with missiles “air-land” will be put on combat duty in the prefectures of Hiroshima, Shimane, Kochi and Ehime.
Support will have ships of the Japanese Navy, equipped with interceptor missiles.
Earlier on August 11, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised to support US in case of an attack from North Korea. According to him, Washington has no more reliable ally than Canberra.
On the eve of the US President Donald trump said that Pyongyang needs a “very, very nervous”, even if you only think of attacking the United States or its allies. “North Korea is better to take yourself in hand, or waiting for her such problems with which not all countries have faced,” said trump. However, he noted that his promise to respond to Pyongyang’s “fire and fury” might have been stiff enough.
Two days earlier, North Korea announced its readiness to launch a missile attack on a U.S. air force base on the island of GUAM in the Pacific ocean. In the case of the orders of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, the North Korean military will launch a ballistic missile of average range “And 12”, first tested on may 14.