Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam


Units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles which are deployed at the compound of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Kochi garrison are seen in Konan, Kochi prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 12, 2017. -Kyodo/via Reuters

TOKYO: Japan was on Saturday deploying its Patriot missile defence system after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, reports said.

Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would “truly regret” any hostile action against the US.

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