NEW YORK, April 29. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Pyongyang will be able to create a rocket that allows you to launch a nuclear strike on part of the us territory, period of stay in power in the US President Donald trump. This was stated on Friday in an interview with journalists of CNN, the head of the U.S. Department of homeland security (DHS) John Kelly.

“Unfortunately for trump, all previous administrations have tried, but essentially failed in some way to get them (the North Korean authorities – approx. TASS) to be more responsible, to cease work on the nuclear and missile programs. I’m not criticizing them, they tried: Obama, Bush, probably Clinton,” stated the Minister.

In his opinion, “that under the current President would be such a situation when they (the authorities of the DPRK – approx. TASS) is an Intercontinental ballistic missile in operating condition, which will definitely be able to hit the USA, but not all the territory” . “If we can predict when it will happen, we need to stop them before,” added the Minister.

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Kelly pointed out that at present the DPRK is not able to launch a nuclear attack on the United States, according to the Minister, “the opportunity is getting closer and closer.” The head of the MNS stated that “the effects of nuclear weapons on any part of the country will have catastrophic consequences.” He added that “we are talking about the lives of millions of people.”

On the question of whether the launch, the DPRK failed because of cyber attacks from the United States, Kelly said, “If I had known this, I would, of course, couldn’t comment, but I don’t know.” He also added that the rocket launch is a difficult operation. “I don’t know, self-destruct it (the missile) or (exploded) due to some other factors, but the good news is that particular success was not,” said Kelly.

The Minister also suggested that the DPRK authorities had planned to launch in advance. “Of course, they could postpone it, but it seems that they are quite serious about capacity development in the field of both nuclear and missile technologies. It is a source of concern for everyone who knows they can install a nuclear device for military purposes for a missile,” – said the head of the MNS.

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, according to the Pentagon, April 28 at 10:33 am Hawaiian time (23:33 GMT). According to Japanese authorities, she allegedly fell on the territory of the DPRK. According to the Ministry of defense, the launch was made from the area near the airport Pucchan. This happened a few hours after the new York special meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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