North Korea said Tuesday it possessed “strategic rocket forces” capable of striking the US mainland, as it responded to a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South’s missile systems.
In a bulletin released on the official Korean Central New Agency (KCNA), the spokesman of the National Defense Commission said its “strategic rocket forces had placed not only the US forces in the Korean peninsula but also Japan, Guam and even the US mainland within its target range”.
On October 7, South Korea announced a deal with the United States to more than double the range of its missile systems to cover the whole of North Korea.
The agreement will allow the South to deploy missiles with a range of 800 kilometers up from the current limit of 300 kilometers.
South Korea said the purpose of the revision is curbing military provocations by North Korea.
The new missile system will bring the whole of North Korea into range, as well as parts of China and Japan.
Hope that little pudgy man is joking!