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US Intercept of NK ICBM Would Be Over Russia

01 October 2017

Russian and North Korean officials held talks on Friday, further expanding Moscow's diplomatic role and influence over the Korean peninsula.

"If the U.S. behaves in ways that deny our state's right to exist, our republic, as our supreme leader Kim Jong-un has said, will make them pay in full by the just power of our nuclear arsenal", ambassador Kim Yong-jae said on Saturday, during a Moscow conference dedicated to peace on the Korean peninsula, and the future reunification of its two states.

Rep. Woo Sang-ho, a former floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party, also said in a radio interview that military tensions on the peninsula are at the highest-level since the Korean War and the recent US flying of U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers near the North fueled the tensions.

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A U.S defense analysis Web site says the US may be forced to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fired toward it by North Korea over Russian Federation. "President Putin could be that person because he's befriended President Trump", said Yang. Burmistrov is also Russia's deputy chief nuclear negotiator.

He warned Australia could be struck by a North Korean weapon.

The North sent a delegation to Russia's Eastern Economic Forum, held from September 6 to 7 in Vladivostok, and diplomats at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang held a ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's visit to Russia. Pointing to the sixth nuclear test by North Korea, International Atomic Energy Agency director Yukiya Amano expressed fear on the country making "very rapid progress".

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Kuwait, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Bulgaria, France and Germany either kicked out their North Korean ambassadors or forced delegations to downsize, while Kuwait and Qatar stopped issuing visas to North Korean laborers.

Australia must develop greater missile defences to ward off a strike from North Korea, a former high-ranking Pentagon official said.

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US Intercept of NK ICBM Would Be Over Russia