North Korea is preparing to launch a missile capable of reaching the US West Coast, Russia warns
A Russian lawmaker who just returned from a visit to Pyongyang has said North Korea is preparing to launch another missile ‘in the nearest future’.
Anton Morozov, of the nationalist Liberal-Democratic Party, added that he has seen calculations showing the missile can hit the US West Coast.
Mr Morozov also said the North Koreans told him they have technology that would allow them to bring a warhead back down to earth intact.
The Party Foundation Anniversary, in which North Koreans celebrate the founding of their ruling communist party, is due to take place on Tuesday next week.
Monday is also Columbus Day in the US, meaning any potential launch would be very likely to happen on either of those two days.