Media: trump said that Japan were to shoot down North Korean missiles

Media: trump said that Japan were to shoot down North Korean missiles

TOKYO, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. The President of the United States Donald trump believes that Japan were to shoot down a ballistic missile of the DPRK, the trajectory of which took place over the territory of the country, said the Agency Kyodo, citing sources in diplomatic circles.

According to the Agency, the American leader repeatedly in recent months expressed bewilderment concerning the decision of Tokyo to shoot down North Korean missiles in the course of meetings or telephone talks with his counterparts from Southeast Asia.

“Why not shoot down missiles flying over its territory? This is a country of the samurai. I don’t understand it,” reported by the source Agency of the word of Donald trump.

The DPRK, despite pressure from the international community, continues to develop its missile and nuclear programs. At the end of August and in mid-September, Pyongyang carried out the launch of ballistic missiles, the trajectory of which passed over Japanese territory. The Japanese military decided not to shoot down the rocket, as there was no threat to national security.

North Korea, on 3 September announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead, which is designed to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The military of Japan and South Korea have previously estimated the power of the tested charge 160 kilotons, which is ten times the power of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. It was the sixth nuclear test by Pyongyang.

The theme of the DPRK will be one of the main agenda of the visit trump in Asia. The US President on Sunday, will arrive in Japan on November 6-7 in South Korea, on Wednesday, to China, November 10, the U.S. President will go to Vietnam, where he will participate in the APEC forum. Will complete its tour, the President of the United States November 12-14 in the Philippines.