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WATCH: North Korea Launches New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

WATCH: North Korea Launches New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

North Korea says it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un to boost its defences and prepare for a “long confrontation” with the United States, state media reported on Friday.

Kim, dressed in a black leather jacket and sunglasses, oversaw the Thursday launch of what was described as a “new-type” of ICBM, the Hwasong-17.

The first full ICBM test by nuclear-armed North Korea since 2017 drew swift condemnation from South Korea and Japan, as well as the US. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres condemned the launch as a “clear violation” of Security Council resolutions.

Watch the footage shown on North Korean state TV as it announced the launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile

According to state media, the weapon was launched from Pyongyang International Airport, travelled up to a maximum altitude of 6 248 km (3 880 miles) and flew a distance of 1 090 km (680 miles) during a 67-minute flight before falling into the Sea of Japan.

Kim ordered the test because of the “daily-escalating military tension in and around the Korean peninsula” and the “inevitability of the long-standing confrontation with the US imperialists accompanied by the danger of a nuclear war,” the official news agency for North Korea, KCNA, reported. Kim said:

The emergence of the new strategic weapon of the DPRK would make the whole world clearly aware of the power of our strategic armed forces once again.

Any forces should be made to be well aware of the fact that they will have to pay a very dear price before daring to attempt to infringe upon the security of our country.

North Korea has carried out nearly a dozen missile tests since the start of the year that analysts say are aimed at forcing the US to accept North Korea as a nuclear power and remove the international sanctions that had crippled the economy even before Pyongyang sealed its borders because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kim Jong-ha, a security analyst at Hannam University in South Korea, predicts that the latest development will further strain relations with the U.S. and South Korea.

The latest launch comes when Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea’s newly-elected conservative president who has promised a more robust policy towards Pyongyang, is due to take office in May, while the attention of the US, the South’s key ally, is focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting on the test on Friday, but condemnation or new sanctions could be hard to achieve amid divisions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s veto.

More: Al Jazeera


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The Adjudicator 1 month ago

Noth Korea has every right to hve defensive weapons.American bullying should be deterred at all levels.They attacked Iraqi, Afghanistan, Libya,jailed Slobedan Molosovich,stole part of Cuba(Guatinamo bay) and they constantly threaten Iran and even attacked it from the see, So America shld know how to coexist with its neighbours.


General Shereshesko 1 month ago

whatever.. America is a bully simple

🚩 1 month ago

𝚂𝚘 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊 𝚏𝚒𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎.? 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚘𝚏𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚎...𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚞𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙰𝚕𝚙𝚑𝚊 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙾𝚖𝚎𝚐𝚊 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍. 𝚁𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚏 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚞𝚔𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍.

𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗱 1 month ago

𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗹, 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻...𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿. 𝗬𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱19, 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝘁 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱? 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲. 𝗪𝗲𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱. 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗻𝘂𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲?☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎☠︎︎


jenduvha🟡☝🏾 1 month ago

panomhanya munhu apo ...


Gang 1 month ago

don't say I didn't warn you

Fastso 1 month ago

unoti nhandimhaiweeeeeee 🤣🤣🤣🤣


MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

Zvese zvombo izvozvi hazvisi kugadzirirwa nzou kana Shumba asi munhu ndopaunoona kuti pfungwa dzemunhu so irubbish. 🙌🙌🙌🙌Surrender


zimboy 1 month ago

America's biggest nightmares... kim,Putin and xin pin


Mugabe 1 month ago

Eastern countries are the most powerful than US and its allies

Vladimir llyich 1 month ago

@Biden ,USA is only the strongest amongst it's allies ...but let me say for this era THE EASTERN NATIONS Russia ,China, S.Korea etc are the best

tongwai 1 month ago

api?

Biden 1 month ago

USA has more powerful allies than the these 3 ****s combined together

korea 1 month ago

north korea huya uparadze zanu


Kule 1 month ago

Iwe korea, North Korea ne Zanu vamwe chete. Remember kuti they are the ones that trained the 5th Brigade ye Gukurahundi. Busy ne arms race while the economy is in shambles.


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