Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Will North Korea launch more missiles? Reports suggest October 18 test firing

Will North Korea launch more missiles? Reports suggest October 18 test firing

Students at the University of Hawaii received a campus-wide email Monday with the ominous subject line, "In the event of a nuclear attack", according to Hawaii News Now.

Tensions have risen in recent weeks over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs as Pyongyang has test-fired several missiles and conducted what it said was a test explosion of a hydrogen bomb as it advances toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland.

"They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile", Anton Morozov told Russian media.

Hawaii officials were discussing how to brace residents for a possible atomic attack, The Washington Post reported.

"It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters. Just hours before the test, photos emerged in a North Korean newspaper showing Kim Jong Un allegedly inspecting a new thermonuclear warhead in a lab. "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un".

In July, Hawaii became the first state to announce a public campaign urging those living there to prepare for a nuclear attack.

Experts consider North Korea's ballistic missiles capable of reaching Hawaii.

It will also impose a cap on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil to the DPRK.

The email comes amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States. New U.N. sanctions were passed on September 11 in response to a sixth underground nuclear test by North Korea.

"Because of recent events I think over the last two or three months, (UH) leadership, including emergency managers and communicators, had been getting inquiries from a variety of different members of our community regarding (the North Korea issue), and were wondering what we were doing about it", Meisenzahl said today.

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