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AGAIN!! North Korea Announces Test Of Intercontinental Missile For US National Holiday!!

On the morning of 4 July, the date of the national holiday, Pyongyang said it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. Shortly before, South Korea reported that a missile had fallen into the Japanese Sea.

The “historic” test of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was overseen by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, a North Korean public television presenter announced in a special bulletin on 4 July , The date of Independence Day, in the United States.

The state media said the test had been successfully completed.

The Hwasong-14 missile is reported to have reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers and hit its target precisely after a 39-minute flight, according to North Korean state television quoted by Reuters.

North Korea announces test of intercontinental missile for US national holiday© KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP
Japanese television announces North Korean missile test on July 4

A few hours before the North Korean announcement, the South Korean staff announced in a statement that North Korea had launched an unidentified ballistic missile in the Japanese Sea from the vicinity of Banghyon, Pyongan. ”

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The missile traveled more than 930 kilometers, according to the South Korean military, before falling into the sea of ​​Japan.

“The North American Aerospace Defense Command felt that launching the missile from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America,” a US Pacific Command statement quoted by Reuters.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who was immediately informed of the incident, convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.

US President Donald Trump responded to the launch on Twitter. “North Korea has launched another missile. This guy [Kim Jong-un] has nothing better to do in his life? It is hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will tolerate this for a long time, “he wrote.

North Korea is not on its first missile test this year. Pyongyang has already tested four anti-ship missiles last month, a ballistic missile on May 14, and at least three more rockets in April.

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