North Korea Announces Missile was Hwasong-15 ICBM Capable of Striking U.S.


SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) — North Korea announced Wednesday that it has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), claiming that the missile can strike anywhere in the continental United States with a nuclear warhead.

North Korea launched a Hwasong-15 ICBM earlier in the day from an area north of Pyongyang, according to the state-run TV broadcaster in its “important” announcement.

In July, Pyongyang test-fired two Hwasong-14 ICBMs.

The North’s missile flew 960 kilometers to an altitude of around 4,500 km, Seoul’s military said.

“North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced that the country realized great historic cause of completing state nuclear force,” the North’s media said.