North Korea missile launch: regime says new rocket can hit anywhere in US

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Pyongyang has conducted its first ballistic test launch in two months, reigniting tensions in the region

North Korea has claimed that the rocket it test-fired on Wednesday morning is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike anywhere on the US mainland, as it declared itself a “complete” nuclear state.

In a special announcement broadcast on state TV, the regime said it had successfully tested a Hwasong-15, which appears to be an advanced version of ICBMs it launched in July.

The Hwasong-15 missile fired on 29 November flew on a steep trajectory for 50 minutes, reaching an altitude of 2,800 miles (4,500 km) and distance of 620 miles, according to North Korea.

Much of the regime’s domestic legitimacy rests on portraying the country as under constant threat from the US and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.

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North Korea launched the missile from Pyongsong, in South Pyongan province, about 18 miles north of the capital, Pyongyang. It was the first time a missile had been fired from this location.

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