France: North Korea is close to having the capability to launch long-range missiles

France has the ability to launch long-range ballistic missiles in a few months and urged China to be more active at the diplomatic level to resolve the crisis, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Duran said on Friday.

“The situation is very serious. We see that North Korea is setting itself the goal of having missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons tomorrow or so. Within a few months, this will be a reality,” Lu Duran told RTL radio.

“At the moment when North Korea has the ability to strike the United States, even Europe, and Japan and China, then the situation will be explosive,” he said.