SHOCKING new maps have revealed just how dangerous North Korea really is – with even the United Kingdom in danger of a nuclear attack.
North Korea has accelerated its controversial missile programme in recent months, carrying out a series of provocative launches.
Despite worldwide condemnation, hermit state leader Kim Jong-un has continued to increase the power of his arsenal and is now directly threatening to attack his Western enemies.
New maps revealed which countries are in range of North Korea’s different missiles – with billions of people directly threatened by the war-crazed hermit state.
Nodong 2, a 16 metre-long, 2,600lb missile, has a distance of around 800 miles. The entire of South Korea, including the populous capital Seoul, is well within range of this missile, along with a number of major cities in south-eastern China. Russia’s far east is also within range, although an attack is unlikely given the historic alliance between the two states.
Japan, one of North Korea’s fiercest rivals, however, is almost entirely out of range of a Nodong 2 missile, with only its western fringe and some islands in danger of an attack of this kind.
The country is, however, directly threatened by a Taepodong 1 – a huge missile twice as long as a Nodong 2. Measuring 32 metres and 1,600lbs, it has a range of 1,800 miles – a huge area that includes the whole of Japan and its 127 million citizens.
Large swathes of China and Russia are also within range, including the northern half of Taiwan.
Both missiles pale in comparison to Taepodong 2, however. The 35-metre, 1650-lb can strike anywhere in Asia, parts of the Middle East and most of Russia. It could also be used to attack America, with Alaksa within its 4150 mile-radius.
When it comes to missiles, however, size isn’t everything. It is Hwasong 14, measuring a relatively small 16 metres, which poses the greatest danger to the world.
With a range of almost 6,000 miles it could be used to in an attack on almost every country in the northern hemisphere – including the UK.
Some of the world’s most famous cities, from New York to Paris to London, are all in the cross-hairs of the terrifying weapon, which is still being developed.
Even more worrying is the ability to arm the missile with a nuclear weapon – something that puts millions of lives at risk if the war of words between North Korea and the USA continues to escalate.