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Kevin Rudd tells Tony Jones about North Korea’s potential threat to Australia

Tony Jones

Former Prime Minister and Asian diplomat Kevin Rudd says Australia has cause for concern over North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

“That’s long been the case, but here’s what’s new: We now have proof they can run a missile out to a range of somewhere between 5500km from North Korea up to seven, eight, even 9000km from North Korea,” he said.

“So that certainly puts northern Australia into range.”

Mr Rudd, now President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, said Australia had a role to play in maintaining peace via our relationship with China.

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