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North Korea released photos of tested highest intercontinental ballistic missile

State media of North Korea has released photos of their recently tested highest intercontinental ballistic missile. When tested the missile reached an altitude of 4,500 km, over 10 times higher than the NASA’s international space station, before landing off Japan’s coast. The nation claims that the ICBM is capable of hitting the entire US mainland. North Korea claims to have successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, topped with a “super-large heavy warhead,” which is capable of striking the US mainland.The country’s state media made the announcement Wednesday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un ordered the 3 a.m. launch of the Hwasong-15 missile, which reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile.State news agency KCNA called its so-called new missile “the most powerful ICBM” and said it “meets the goal of the completion of the rocket weaponry system development.After the launch, Kim said North Korea had “finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force,” according to KCNA.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly condemned the launch and called for redoubled international pressure on Pyongyang, saying that the US “remains committed to finding a peaceful path to denuclearization.” But he added a lightly veiled warning about limited US patience.

JIBIN PAUL INDIANEWS24

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