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Kim Jong-un says ‘US mainland’ within attack range

AFP
Published : Jul 30, 2017, 6:59 am IST
Updated : Jul 30, 2017, 6:59 am IST

Mr Kim’s leadership North Korea has accelerated its drive towards a credible nuclear strike capability, in defiance of international condemnation.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Photo: AP)
 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Photo: AP)

Seoul: Kim Jong-un boasted of North Korea’s ability to strike any target in the US after a second ICBM test that weapons experts said on Saturday could even bring New York into range — in a potent challenge to President Donald Trump.

Under Mr Kim’s leadership North Korea has accelerated its drive towards a credible nuclear strike capability, in defiance of international condemnation and multiple sets of UN sanctions. Kim said the test “is meant to send a grave warning to the US” and demonstrated the North’s ability to launch “at any place and time,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. The “leader said proudly the test also confirmed all the US mainland is within our striking range,” it said. 

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