N.Korea Tests 'Solid-Fuel Intercontinental Missile'

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    July 13, 2023 11:57

    North Korea said Thursday that it test-fired a new type of solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile the previous day.
    "It flew about 1,001.2 km for 4,491 seconds at a maximum altitude of 6,648.4 km, before accurately landing on a pre-set area" in the East Sea, the official [North] Korean Central New Agency said.
    A ballistic missile is being fired on Wednesday, in this grab from [North] Korean Central Television the following day.
    Leader Kim Jong-un watched the launch and said it was part of the regime's efforts to "bolster self-defense" to counter joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea.
    The flight time was the longest ever for a North Korean missile. If it had been launched on a normal trajectory, it could have traveled more than 15,000 km, enough to reach the U.S. mainland, experts here speculate.
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