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North Korea launches 2nd ICBM; no immediate threat to Marianas

HAGÅTÑA (Press Release) — The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense, in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center, and in coordination with our federal and military partners, continue to monitor the events surrounding North Korea, including reports of an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, launch out of North Korea on Friday, July 28, 2017. This is the second test this month, with the first tested on July 4th.

Multiple international news outlets report that the missile was launched from Mupyong-ni and traveled about 1000 km before landing off the waters of the Japanese coast, with reports that the missile flew for approximately 45 minutes.  The North American Aerospace Defense Command reports that the missile test from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.

“Reading reports of statements from the Pentagon regarding their commitment to the defense of U.S. allies remaining ‘ironclad’ and how they are prepared to defend from any attack is the same sentiment I share and have been promoting as the Homeland Security advisor for Guam,” stated George Charfauros Jr., Homeland Security advisor. “Missile tests out of North Korea may continue but we stand by our statement that we have full confidence in the U.S. Department of Defense to defend Guam, as a U.S. territory.” Charfauros concluded.

For information on how to prepare for all-hazards, to include preparation for an imminent missile threat, visit www.ready.gov

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/97279-north-korea-launches-2nd-icbm-no-immediate-threat-to-marianas

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