If claim of ICBM launch is confirmed, it could move regime closer to being able to strike US mainland
North Korea claims to have conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a development that, if confirmed, could move the regime closer to being able to strike the US mainland and dramatically strengthen its hand in negotiations with Washington.
The claim contradicts earlier reports by the US military that the North had test-fired an intermediate-range weapon. Analysts said data suggested the missile had the range to strike Alaska but not other parts of the continental US.
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