LONDON (Kyodo) Charles Jenkins, the U.S. Army deserter who spent nearly four decades in North Korea, said the communist country had missiles aimed at Japan and South Korea, the British newspaper The Independent said Tuesday.

“Close to my house was a mountain and Russia put missiles in there. Everybody knew that,” Jenkins said in an interview with the newspaper. “Nobody goes up there or talks about it, but they’re all aimed at Japan and South Korea.”

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