North Korea leader says ‘all US mainland’ in range after missile test

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Friday, the Pentagon said. (File photo: AFP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Pyongyang’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile confirmed all the US mainland was within striking range, state media reported Saturday.

Kim said the test demonstrated the North’s ability to launch “at any place and time,” the Korean Central News Agency said, adding “the leader said proudly the test also confirmed all the US mainland is within our striking range.”

The administration of US President Donald Trump, which has branded North Korea the “most urgent and dangerous threat to peace,” condemned the launch as reckless.

“By threatening the world, these weapons and tests further isolate North Korea, weaken its economy, and deprive its people,” President Donald Trump said in a statement. “The United States will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland and protect our allies in the region.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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