N. Korea mulls firing of 4 missiles to fly over Japan to around Guam
Jiji -- Aug 10
North Korea is considering a plan to simultaneously fire four intermediate-range ballistic missiles to areas around Guam through the sky above western Japan, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday, quoting a senior military commander.

The Hwasong-12 missiles would fly over Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures of Japan, before falling into waters 30-40 kilometers off the U.S. Pacific island, Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Korean People's Army's Strategic Force, said on Wednesday, according to the report.

The missiles are expected to travel 3,356.7 kilometers in 1,065 seconds, or 17 minutes and 45 seconds, the report said.

The operation plan is reported to be finalized by mid-August and submitted to North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un. The missiles will then be readied for launch upon his order.

北朝鮮の戦略軍司令官は、アメリカ領グアム周辺へのミサイル発射計画について「『火星12』の4発同時発射で日本上空を通過する」などと詳細を明らかにし、アメリカや日本への挑発をエスカレートさせました。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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