Kim Jong-un ‘threatens new US president with election day missile launch’
North Korea is set to fire an intermediate-range ballistic missile tomorrow as Americans vote on who will be the 45th President of the US, South Korean military experts say.
Experts predict that the secluded state will launch the Musudan or BM-35 rocket – both of which are capable of reaching 1,800 miles away to the US territory of Guam.
South Korean military experts has been following the North’s missile movements which are planted along their shared border.
There is evidence that a Musudan missile is in the North Korean provenance Kusong, which is where the Communist leader fired a missile from last month.
A South Korean military source said: “Speculation of a launch taking place in the near future comes as North Korean experts have said Pyongyang will likely want to send a strong message to the next President.”
Pyongyang has publicly flexed its military might in recent months – conducting two nuclear tests and more than 20 missile blasts this year alone.
The previous Musudan missile launch ended in failure, only managing to travel 250 miles away.
South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-se warned last month that the hermit state is close to the "final stage of nuclear weaponisation" and ally states would mobilise "all tools in the toolkit" to protect themselves.
A number of sanctions have been slapped on North Korea in a bid to deter it from carrying out any more provocative tests.
The potential North Korean threat comes after ISIS urged supporters to attack voters heading to the polling booths.
The jihadi's threat read: “May Allah make this year’s US Presidential election a dreadful calamity like no other to have struck America throughout its pathetic history.”