Published On: Tue, Jul 4th, 2017

North Korea Successfully Launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile for the First Time

North Korea says it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that "can reach anywhere in the world." Trump warned the US willing to act alone against Pyongyang

 

North Korea says it has successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that “can reach anywhere in the world.”

Tuesday morning’s missile test, which was conducted on the orders of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers (1741 miles), according to state broadcaster Korea Central Television (KCTV), CNN reports.

The missile reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers (1741 miles), according to state broadcaster Korea Central Television (KCTV). The Japanese government announced it had apparently landed in its economic waters after spending about 40 minutes in the air, the longest time to date in Pyongyang’s missile test.

This intercontinental ballistic missile could be powerful enough to reach Alaska. It’s Pyongyang’s latest step in a push for nuclear weapons capable of hitting any part of the United States.

The TV announcement referred to Hwasong-14 and said “It didn’t give any negative effects to neighboring countries’ safety.” But added, “As a strongest nuclear state with the best ICBM rockets, North Korea will end the US nuclear war threats and defense peace and stability of the Korean peninsula.”

On Friday, Trump declared US patience with North Korea was “over”

 

 

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