Putin Warns, “Stop Intimidating Kim…”
Missile Lands 60-Miles Outside Russia
After a missile landed a mere 60 miles away from Russia, President Vladimir Putin urged the West to stop “intimidating North Korea” due to the instability of totalitarian leader, Kim Jong Un.
“We must stop intimidating North Korea and find a peaceful solution to this problem,” said Putin. In addition to this warning, the Russian leader also told North Korea that they must not build a nuclear arsenal.
“We are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers,” said Putin. In addition, the White House responded to the missile test which showed a direct threat to Russia, South Korea, and Japan.
Russians Angry With North Korea Over Test
The Sun reports:
“We consider [the missile test] counter-productive, harmful and dangerous.” Despot Kim is trying to fit a nuclear warhead to one of his ballistic missiles – the largest of which it is feared could hit the US.”
“Following the latest test, a White House statement said: “With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil – in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan – the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased. “North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us.”
Russia Believes Sean Spicer Provoked Kim
The Independent reports:
Putin’s “comments come after White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested the missile test could provoke a forceful response from the Russians. North Korea tested a Hwasong-12 missile which flew 489 miles and reached an altitude of 1,312 miles, according to state news agency KCNA.”
“Analysts estimated the missile put the US territory of Guam, which is home to the Andersen Air Force Base, within its reach.”