North Korea tests intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea tests intercontinental ballistic missile

Europe News Desk!!! North Korea test-fired the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), demonstrating its strategic prowess against joint exercises by the US and South Korea. Pyongyang’s official media gave this information on Friday. President Kim Jong-un watched the launch on Thursday with his young daughter Ju-ae, according to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). North Korea cited an unstable security environment in the region for the launch, Yonhap news agency reported. North Korea has termed the maneuvers of America and South Korea as a provocative action. KCNA said the drill involving the Hwasong-17 was aimed at verifying the mobile and normal operation and reliability of the country’s nuclear war deterrent. KCNA said the missile, launched from Pyongyang International Airport, reached a maximum altitude of 6,045 km and flew 1,000.2 km for 4,151 seconds before splashing down in the East Sea.



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