North Korean missiles will be able to reach U.S. after modernization: Ifax cites Russian lawmaker

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fruit orchard in Kwail county, South Hwanghae province
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fruit orchard in Kwail county, South Hwanghae province in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 21, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

October 10, 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) – North Korea’s leadership has told Russian lawmakers that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 kilometers (1864.11 miles) that will be able to reach U.S. territory after modernization, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.

Interfax cited Anton Morozov, a lawmaker and member of the lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, who visited Pyongyang from October 2-6.

North Korea aims to increase the range of its ballistic missiles to 9,000 kilometers (5592.34 miles), Morozov was quoted as saying. “There was no talk about the deadline (for solving this task),” he said.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

  • Scotty

    Just blow NK to Mars already. China and Russia will not start WWlll over it as it would mean their own destruction as well. That slave camp basket case of a country just isn’t worth them destroying the world over.

  • Roy Beane

    Almost makes it sound like the Russians have been quietly helping N.Korea?

  • akafett

    If he launches another missile and it appears to have the correct trajectory to hit us or our allies, regardless of its actual capability, we should take that as an act of war, shoot it down, and render NorKor completely harmless and defenseless in a time frame of no more than 3 days.
    Just my humble opinion.

  • Hottotrote

    Yea, and we have interceptors to stop it before it gets across any water. Still a little baby boy screaming about nothing!

  • Javanne

    I doubt even the Russians believe North Korea’s claim, but it does not matter. Russia has already shown it sides with North Korea vis-a-vis China, so this comment should be ignored.

  • landy fincannon

    Wait,what?
    Now Russia is our to be trusted?

    The crony capitalist have been creating our enemies for over hundred years now and few are willing to speak out.

  • kaiju

    Our missiles can already reach Kim and we have a lot more of them. He sure is a cute happy little guy though isn’t he.

  • Bill Smith 999935

    I’ll sacrifice one missile into California for complete annihilation of N. Korea.

    • jenshadus

      That’s a good one!

    • Javanne

      I doubt you would say that if you lived there. But why wait for that? Knocking out their nuke and missile research and manufacturing facilities BEFORE they can do that would solve the problem very nicely.

      • Bill Smith 999935

        I agree, but if we are unwilling to do that, then I’ll take the former.

    • Lensgrinder

      What a stupid statement, many of us in California are still here trying to turn it around.
      How about we just let them drop it on your house.

      • TrollSlayer

        You guys better hurry up and get it turned around while you still have something left to turn around!!

        • Lensgrinder

          I’ll tell you what, you take back all the nut jobs that left your state to move here and it will make our job easier.

          • TrollSlayer

            You clearly don’t understand your Bible my friend. There is also no nutjobs that left my state for California – they are still here.

      • Bill Smith 999935

        Nah, I’ll sacrifice you guys. You’ve had decades to turn it around. Move if you don’t like it.

        • Lensgrinder

          I still say we drop it on your house since you think life is so cheap, you should be the guinea PIG.
          By the way, I’ve spent the last 40 years working in the defense industry to supply military with what they need to defend our country so you can have the freedom to make stupid comments.
          Also, at least we are here still trying unlike the cowards that bailed when the going got tough.

          • Bill Smith 999935

            Good for you. BTW, working in the defense industry doesn’t make you a hero, it’s just a job that you happened to fall into.

  • FromThe70s

    Uh oh, did something happen to those guys normally standing around Piggy taking notes?

    • Edman

      Pig boy wanted all the apples to himself, how selfish!