North Korea fires ballistic missile

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North Korea has test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. Regarding the test of this missile, Kim Jong Un, describing it as a display of his nuclear power, said that it has been prepared to prevent any kind of military action from the US.

  • Pyongyang, which is the nuclear arsenal of North Korea, has conducted 14 weapons tests since January, including firing an intercontinental ballistic missile at full-range for the first time since 2017.

  • Last week, Kim oversaw a huge military parade, vowed to rapidly expand and improve his nuclear arsenal, and warned of possible attacks.

  • North Korea fired the ballistic missile from the Sunan Airfield near Pyongyang, the site of recent ICBM tests.

  • The missile flew 470KM (300 miles) and reached an altitude of 780KM, it was a "blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions."

  • The name of this intercontinental missile of North Korea is known as Hwasong-17.

  • This ballistic missile is the largest liquid-fueled missile ever launched by any country from a road mobile launcher.

  • About Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)

  • It is a land-based, nuclear-armed ballistic missile with a range of more than 5,600 km.

  • The first ICBMs were deployed by the Soviet Union in 1958, the US followed the next year.

  • India, Russia, the United States, China, Israel, the United Kingdom,  France and North Korea are the only countries that have ICBMs.

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