PressTV-US to sell anti-ballistic missiles to Japan

The US has approved a $133.3 million sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan to defend itself against what Washington says is a growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, a State Department official says.

The State Department on Tuesday notified Congress of the matter, asking it to approve the sale of the four missiles for the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor.

The official told Fox News that “also included are four Mk 29 missile canisters, and other technical, engineering and logistics support services.”

This Nov. 29, 2017, file image provided by the North Korean government shows what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photo by AP)

The sale of the missiles follows through “on President Trump’s commitment to provide additional defensive capabilities to treaty allies threatened by the DPRK’s provocative behavior,” the official noted.

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