N Korea says Japan has crossed military "danger line"

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 - 13:30


A day after Japan unveiled its largest warship since World War 2, North Korea warned that Tokyo was following a militarisation programme that had already crossed "the danger line".

A commentary by the official Korean Central News Agency highlighted a Japanese Defence Ministry paper published last month that stressed the need to boost the strength and range of forces required to protect Japan's far-flung territories.

The paper specifically called for a "comprehensive containment capability" to counter ballistic missile threats from North Korea.