London (April 05, 2018): North Korea will almost certainly develop ballistic missiles able to reach the UK within 18 months, Members of United Kindom’s Parliament have said.
Parliamentarian’s who have been investigating the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme described the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as “ruthless but rational”. They wrote: “It is possible that North Korea can already strike the United Kingdom with ICBMs, which could potentially carry and deliver nuclear warheads.”
“The Ministry of Defence does not consider that the UK will be a target of North Korean nuclear missiles, as its regime does not believe the UK to be a threat,” they added.
“If there were a conflict in the region, the UK would have no legal obligation to provide military assistance. Yet, in the event of North Korean aggression against South Korea and/or against the United States, it is unlikely we would stand aside.”The report, titled Rash or Rational?: North Korea and The Threat It Poses, claims the country has ramped up its nuclear testing over the last two years.