The tensions parameter are soaring at a towering height on the ground zero. The recent development of deploying the first elements of advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system by Trump led US’s defence in South Korea following North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles is creating a war zone like situation.
“Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday’s launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy THAAD to South Korea,” US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris said in the statement.
The act angered Japanese government to as the four missiles landed in the sea off Japan’s north-west, angering Seoul and Tokyo, days after North Korea promised retaliation over the military drills which it sees as preparation for war.
“Japan and the US confirmed that the latest North Korean missile launches were clearly against U.N. resolutions and a clear provocation against the regional and international community,” Abe told reporters. ”
The test was just not a weaponry showcase but to directly destroy the US military bases in Japan, the North’s official KCNA news agency said.
The missiles North Korea fired on Monday were unlikely to have been intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), South Korea said, which can reach the United States. They flew on average 1,000 km (620 miles) and reached an altitude of 260 km (160 miles).
Some landed as close as 300 km (190 miles) from Japan’s north-west coast, Japan’s Defence Minister said earlier.
On the other hand, China insecurity led the country to object to the action of the deployment as its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar.
But South Korea and the United States firmly stand with the narrative that the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.