The South Korean military say they believe North Korea doesn’t yet have capability to launch a nuclear missile towards the U.S, but that in a year or two years time they might perfect the technology.
This follows threats in recents weeks from Pyongyang towards the United States as their leader, Kim Jung Un, threatend to possibly execute a missile strike on Guam, a U.S. territory in Asia with an American military base.
According to Reuters, South Korea’s Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk said on a Korea Broadcasting System, Monday, that North Korea has yet to master missile re-entry technology.
“Both the United States and South Korea do not believe North Korea has yet completely gained re-entry technology in material engineering terms,” he said.
“We don’t feel they’ve reached that point yet but it’s true they are approaching it. We can’t pinpoint the exact timing, but it will take at least one to two more years,” Suh added.
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo agree that Kim Jong Un will continue to test his weapons and provoke actions from the U.S government.
“I am quite confident that he will continue to try to develop his missile program, so it wouldn’t surprise me if there was another missile test,” Pompeo told “Fox News Sunday.”