North Korea has reportedly moved an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) towards its west coast, as the US said Pyongyang was “begging” for war.
North Korea had been spotted moving a rocket that appeared to be an ICBM towards its west coast, South Korea’s Asia Business Daily, citing an unidentified source, reported on Tuesday.
The rocket started moving on Monday and was spotted moving only at night to avoid surveillance, the report said.
South Korea’s defence ministry, which warned on Monday that North Korea was ready to launch an ICBM at any time, said they were unable to confirm the contents of the report.
The report came as the US ambassador to the UN warned that North Korea was “begging for war” and the United States’ patience has almost run out.
Nikki Haley made the comments to the United Nations as she sought to turn the widespread international condemnation of the rogue state’s nuclear test into hard-hitting action to stop the country in its tracks.
Ms Haley told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council that “enough is enough”, and described calls by China and Russia for the US to tone down its rhetoric as “insulting”.
“When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon, and an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard,” she said.