North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile
Comments come as North Korea continues missile tests despite increasing pressure
China is within range and can be hit by North Korea’s nuclear-tipped missile, a North Korean lecturer told a group of state officials about a week after the test of Pyongyang’s midrange missile Hwasong-12.
Multiple sources in North Korea’s Yanggang Province told Radio Free Asia the statement was made on Saturday during a lecture before an audience of state “subcontractors”, at the meeting room of the Yanggang Provincial Party Committee.
“The recently developed and successfully launched new missile Hwasong-12 could definitely be equipped with nuclear weapons and hit all targets in China”, one of RFA’s sources said, quoting a statement from the lecturer at the meeting.
North Korea fired its Hwasong-12 missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday. It was Pyongyang’s second missile test in a week.