NORTH KOREA’S forthcoming missile launch will be aimed towards South-East Asia and Australia for the first time, the US has warned.
The warning was delivered in person yesterday to the Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, by a senior official in the Obama Administration, Kurt Campbell, during a visit to Sydney.
“We have never seen this trajectory before. We have weighed into each of these countries and asked them to make clear that such a test is provocative and this plan should be discontinued.”
After the meeting Mr Carr told the Herald: “The North Korean nuclear and long-range missile plans represent a real and credible threat to the security of the region and to Australia.”
The launch would be “in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.”
Well I don’t think the UN will save us, but the Defence project to acquire an SM-3 capability to defeat these attacks could. Problem being the ALP cancelled it sometime ago. Another example of the ALP placing Australia’s national security at risk.