North Korea can strike anywhere in the world, successfully tested ICBM-Hwasong 14

DN Bureau

That's the highest ever altitude reached by a North Korean missile, and puts the U.S. on notice that Pyongyang could potentially hit the U.S. mainland.

A view of  ICBM-Hwasong 14
A view of ICBM-Hwasong 14

New York: With the orders and supervision of Kim Jong-un, supreme leader- North Korea conducted its first successful test of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14, that it says can "reach anywhere in the world."

An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile reached a height of 2,802 kilometres (1741 miles), according to state broadcaster Korea Central Television (KCTV).


That's the highest ever altitude reached by a North Korean missile, and puts the U.S. on notice that Pyongyang could potentially hit the U.S. mainland.

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This launch is the latest provocation when U.S. President Donald Trump is in talks with China, Japan and South Korea on finding ways to deal with North Korea nuclear and ballistic missile program and has said that U.S. is running out of patience.


In a rare announcement, state North Korean television announced that Kim Jong-un had personally overseen the "landmark" test of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental missile (KN-14).

North Korea was now a "a strong nuclear power state" and had "a very powerful ICBM that can strike any place in the world," The Guardian quoted newsreader as saying.


The advancement in North Korea's missile technology further adds concerns that it may develop the technology to mount a miniature nuclear warhead on a long-range missile.

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South Korea's military confirmed that North Korea had fired an "unidentified ballistic missile" into the Sea of Japan known in North Korea as the East Sea of Korea - from Banghyon in North Pyongan, a province near its border with China.(ANI)
 

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