Wednesday, 29 November 2017

North Korea claims new ballistic missile is capable of "striking the whole US mainland"



North Korea says it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of "striking the whole US mainland".
 
Pyongyang claimed the missile, known as Hwasong-15, is nuclear-capable and the most powerful weapon it has ever tested.


In a broadcast on state television, the isolated state said the new ICBM was "significantly more" powerful than the previous two long-range weapons it tested, and is capable of carrying a "super-large heavy warhead".


US Defence Secretary James Mattis described the test as a step toward missiles that can "threaten everywhere in the world", while President Donald Trump said "we will take care of it" when questioned about the launch.


The missile flew 590 miles (950km) to an altitude of 2,781 miles (4,475km) for 53 minutes - more than 10 times the height of the International Space Station.




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