North Korea claims to have launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-15 capable to hit the US anywhere. North Korea has completed the creation of full-fledged nuclear missile forces. This was stated in a statement on November 29, on the Central Television of the country.
Hwasong-15: Can Hit Any US Target
Thus, “North Korea realized a great historical task, completing the creation of state nuclear forces.” In the statement, it is noted that DPRK tested an intercontinental ballistic missile “Hwasong-15” which can target the entire territory of the United States. The Hwasong-15 missile flew 950 km and reached a maximum altitude of 4075 km. “The new intercontinental ballistic missile” Hwaseon-15 “is capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead and can strike across the mainland of the United States,” Pyongyang specified.
It is noted that the launch was carried out on the personal order of the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un “in response to the hostile policy pursued by Washington.”
“The development of strategic weapons of North Korea are aimed at protecting the sovereignty of the country and territorial integrity from the policy of nuclear blackmail and the nuclear threat from the United States and ensuring the peaceful life of the people,” the government said. This will not pose a threat to any neighboring countries and regions unless the interests of our state are violated.” added the Pyongyang source
At the same time, the Government of North Korea calls its country “a responsible nuclear power” and a “peace-loving state”, and also promises to exert every effort to realize the “noble goal” of protecting peace and security. It should be noted that the test of the Hwasong-15 missile is the first such step taken by the DPRK since September 15. For 75 days, Pyongyang abstained from launching missiles.