Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam

Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to GuamJapan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said. Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would “truly regret” any hostile action against the US. Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory.


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