North Korea claims missile test success

North Korea said on Monday that it has successfully tested a mid-to-long range missile, putting the US within missile range.

The KCNA news agency reported that the Sunday test of the Hwasong-12 missile was supervised by leader Kim Jong-un. KCNA said the missile was launched at a more vertical angle so as not to endanger neighboring countries. It flew 787 kilometers, reaching a maximum altitude of 2111.5 kilometers before landing in the sea near Russia. North Korea said this was a test of a missile that can carry a large nuclear warhead. Kim said the US should not misjudge the reality that its mainland is now within range of a nuclear strike by Pyongyang.

Source: VOV5