Japan could legally intercept a Guam-bound North Korea missile

By REUTERS
August 10, 2017 06:10
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TOKYO - Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday in remarks reported by Kyodo news service.

Onodera told a lower house of parliament committee that Japan would be allowed to hit a missile headed towards the US Pacific territory if it was judged to be an existential threat to Japan, Kyodo said. This is a reiteration of the Japanese government's position.

Experts say Japan does not currently have the capability to shoot down a missile flying over its territory headed for Guam.


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