|North Korea tested the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14, on July 28, 2017. This photo was released by KCNA News Agency, on July 29, 2017. KCNA via Reuters|
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North Korea's ICBM missile test was delivered by the Pentagon as reported by Guardian, 29 November 2017.
Initial reports from Seoul, North Korea say the ICBM missile was released from a mobile launcher and fired on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at about 3am local time.
ICBM missiles that fly for 50 minutes with a very high track reaches 4500 kilometers or 10 times higher than the orbit of NASA International Space Station. The missile then landed nearly 1,000 kilometers from the launch site off Japan's west coast. That way, will make it the most powerful missile of three North Korean ICBMs that have been tested.
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David Wright, a physicist and missile at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the North Korean ICBM missile launched a few hours ago had a distance of 13,000 kilometers. The distance is enough to reach Washington, the western part of the United States, Europe or even Australia.
The North Korean ICBM missile launches to test new capabilities and show that Pyongyang can strike back.
"It's becoming taller, frankly, than the previous shots they did," said James Mattis, United States defense secretary.
This is the North's first ICBM missile test since September 15 as well to respond to President Donald Trump's warning that North Korea's threat to attack America and its allies will be a fatal hit.