U.S. Missile Defense Shield May Fail to Stop Kim Jong-Un’s Nuclear Attack

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A U.S. missile defense shield might not stop Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons causing mass destruction after the same system “failed to stop a warhead fired at Saudi Arabia”.

Reports that Saudi forces blasted a missile launched by the Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen last month have proved to be false, according to experts who spoke to the New York Times.

Kim Jong-un proved with a ballistic missile test last week that he can hit anywhere in the world

Donald Trump had bragged after the missile launch on Twitter: “Our system knocked the missile out of the air.

“That’s how good we are.

“Nobody makes what we make, and now we’re selling it all over the world.”

The system is reportedly used by 14 countries including Japan.

It was claimed at the time that a Saudi interceptor using US missile defense technology had shot down the warhead.

But the New York Times reports that missile analysts believe the warhead flew over Saudi defenses and nearly hit the country’s Riyadah airport.

It detonated so close to the airport that “passengers in terminals jumped out of their seats”.

Amateur video reportedly taken at the scene shows four anti-ballistic missiles being fired into the sky followed by loud explosions.

 A video appeared to show one of the Saudi interceptor rockets hitting the missile

A video appeared to show one of the Saudi interceptor rockets hitting the missile.

A column of black smoke can be seen as people talk in panicked voices.

It is believed the incoming missile body and warhead came apart because of its sheer speed and force – not through being blown up in mid-air.

A military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes against the armed Houthi movement, which now controls much of Yemen.

Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthi rebels, claimed responsibility for the missile attack on Twitter.

The New York Times reported that the findings highlight doubts about the missile defense technology, against countries such as North Korea.

“Governments lie about the effectiveness of these systems, or they’re misinformed,” said analyst Jeffrey Lewis, who led the research. “And that should worry the hell out of us.”

North Korea launched a Hwasong-15 missile it claims can hit anywhere on Earth

 Pictures released on North Korean TV claim to show Kim's new Hwasong-15 missile

Pictures released on North Korean TV claim to show Kim’s new Hwasong-15 missile

North Korea releases video of launch of Hwasong 15 ICBM nuclear capable missile ‘able to hit anywhere in US’

Despot Kim Jong-un has dramatically accelerated his nuclear weapons program, and launched a number of ballistic missile tests despite international sanctions.

The tyrant has also been locked in an increasingly ominous war-of-words with US President Donald Trump.

Last week he boasted North Korea was officially a full nuclear state after launching a powerful ICBM Hwasong-15 which flew 600 miles and reached an altitude of 2,780 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan.

This post was originally published on The Sun.