North Korea said on Monday the mid-to-long range missile it tested over the weekend was successful and declared that it is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.
North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that the test was “aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead.”
The ballistic missile, which flew 787 kilometers and reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers, landed in the Sea of Japan.
Pyongyang warned the U.S. not to provoke the reclusive state, saying their weapons could strike the “U.S. mainland and Pacific operations.”
The UN Security Council is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss the North’s latest missile test.
The test is also the first since Moon Jae-in was sworn as South Korea’s new president last week. Moon has expressed willingness to pursue talks with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.
100% Fed Up reports:
President Trump and his administration are being forced to deal with a nuclear North Korea and their unhinged leader Kim Jong Un, who continues to ramp up his threatening rhetoric aimed at the United States. For 8 years, the feckless Barack Hussein Obama’s strategy was to ignore the serious threat North Korea posed to the United States, simply hoping that they would go away. It seems pretty clear now, that responding with weakness wasn’t the best strategy…