North Korea says US mainland within range of nuclear weapons

North Korea said that it had successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday and in a breakthrough, that puts the mainland of the United States within range of its nuclear weapons thereby increasing pressure on the President of the United States, Donald Trump to deal with Pyongyang. Trump, who has vowed to stop the nuclear and missile programs of North Korea, spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday and urged Beijing to rein in its ally North Korea. The latest missile test that was conducted was the highest and longest any North Korean missile had ever flown, landing in the sea near Japan.

It was fired after a week from when Donald Trump put North Korea back on the US list of countries that support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions. North Korea had conducted its largest nuclear bomb test in the month of September and at that time the country tested dozens of ballistic missiles under its leader, Kim Jong Un which was carried out in defiance of international sanctions. North Korea said that the new missile had reached an altitude of about 4,475 km that is 2780 miles which is more than ten times the height of the International Space Station and had flown about 950 km that is 590 miles during its flight of 53 minutes.

After watching the successful launch of the new type ICBM Hwasong-15, the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un declared with pride that now they have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building rocket power. This is according to the statement read by the television presenter. The state media said that the missile was launched from a newly developed vehicle and that the warhead could survive the pressure of re-entering the atmosphere and if this particular thing is confirmed it would be an important technological advancement.

The leader of North Korea personally guided the missile test and stated that the new launcher was in accordance with the highest standards and was devoid of any faults. This is per the reports of the state media. Kim Jong Un described the new vehicle as a 'breakthrough'. Moreover, North Korea also described itself as a 'responsible nuclear power', saying that all its strategic weapons were developed to defend itself from nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threat of the imperialists of the United States.

December 16, 2017 - 04:01
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