North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile can hit the United States, Japan

Tokyo: Japan’s defense minister has claimed that North Korea’s recently launched intercontinental ballistic missile has a range enough to hit the US mainland.

According to the World News Agency, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Choi Son-hui has warned that any kind of strong response will be given in response to US intervention in the region and the deployment of its troops.

This statement of the Foreign Minister of North Korea has come out at a time when his country recently successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. This long-range missile was dropped near Japan.

South Korea’s military claimed the missile reached an altitude of 6,100 km and traveled 1,000 km (621 miles), but Japan’s defense minister made the big revelation.

Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada claimed in his statement that this ballistic missile was capable of hitting up to 15,000 kilometers depending on the weight of its warhead, which means that the United States is within its range.

North Korea did not comment on the statement of Japan’s defense minister, but the US and South Korea have warned North Korea to refrain from any aggression.

It should be noted that North Korea is currently developing a new type of Hwasong-17 long-range missile. It would be larger than an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads and would be difficult for any country to defend.

North Korea has already conducted six nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017 and has now completed preparation for the seventh test. Experts believe that it may use the opportunity to test a compact nuclear device.

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