Published on Jul 4, 2017
North Korea says it has successfully test-fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The launch was overseen by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang says the Hwasong-14 missile flew over 900 kilometers before hitting its target precisely. The missile was fired from a site in North Phyongan province and landed in the Sea of Japan. The North also said its missiles are now capable of striking anywhere in the world. The launch has drawn strong reactions from South Korea and Japan.