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North Korea said the new missile reached an altitude of about 4,475 km (2,780 miles) - more than 10 times the height of the International Space Station - and flew 950 km (590 miles) during its 53-minute flight.
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Kim Jong Un is seen as the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 was successfully launched. U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials all agreed the missile, which landed within Japan's exclusive economic zone, was likely an ICBM. The test did not pose a threat to the United States, its territories or allies, the Pentagon said.
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Kim Jong Un is seen as the Hwasong-15 was successfully launched. Kim personally guided the missile test and said the new launcher was "impeccable," state media said. He described the new vehicle as a "breakthrough." North Korea also described itself as a "responsible nuclear power," saying its strategic weapons were developed to defend itself from "the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threat."
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Kim Jong Un is seen as the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 was successfully launched. "After watching the successful launch of the new type ICBM Hwasong-15, Kim Jong Un declared with pride that now we have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power," according to a statement read by a television presenter.
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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is seen as the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 was successfully launched. North Korea's first missile test since mid-September came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S. list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.