North Korea Responds To Japan's Intention To Deploy US-Made Tomahawk Cruise Missiles
The purchase of the missiles by Japan was made a year early as tensions continue to increase in the Taiwan Strait.
PYONGYANG - North Korean state-run media has released a statement addressing Japan's intention to deploy American-made Tomahawk cruise missiles in 2025, which is a year ahead of its planned deployment which was originally set for 2026.
The Japanese Defense Minister Kihara Minoru announced to reporters that Japan would be purchasing Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles, “In light of the increasingly severe security environment," adding, "We have determined that it is necessary to bring forward efforts to build stand-off defense capabilities".
The purchase of the missiles was made a year early as tensions continue to increase in the Taiwan Strait. "The Block IV has similar functions in terms of guidance methods and range, and we have concluded that it has sufficient capabilities to defend our country,” Kihara stated during the announcement.