North Korea’s missiles ‘could reach London’ say experts

Who knows where the dictator will decide to strike next (Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea’s rockets could potentially reach London and other European cities, an expert has warned.

Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship – known for their hatred of America and all ‘western’ nations – launched a rocket this week which landed in Japanese waters.

Experts say the test launch demonstrated that North Korea could now launch a missile that could reach London, as well as mainland USA.

David Wright from the Union of Concerned Scientists told MailOnline: ‘The missile flown on a standard trajectory the missile would have a range 10,400 km (6,500 miles), not taking into account the Earth’s rotation.’

This would put London, at 5,379 miles from Pyongyang, within the target range of North Korea’s missiles.

Kim Jong-un has never suggested he intends to launch weapons at any European city, however he has threatened to strike at America recently.

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The USA has previously stated that they would not tolerate North Korea being in a position to attack them.

Kim called the most recent launch a ‘warning’ to the USA, accusing the country of ‘blowing its trumpet’ with threats of stronger sanctions and possibly war.

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