N. Korea Successfully Launches Second ICBM, Trump Calls it Reckless

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  • N. Korea Successfully Launches Second ICBM - (Agencies)

AMMAN —AlGhad— North Korea conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM  yesterday, Friday, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

In response, US president Donald Trump said it is only the latest reckless and dangerous action by the North Korean regime, in a statement late Friday, condemning the tests.

Trump underscored that “the regime’s claim that these tests, and these weapons, ensure North Korea’s security” is far from accurate.

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, personally supervised the midnight launch of the missile took place Friday night, the agency noted.

It also said that the missile flew for 47 minutes, reached a maximum height of 3,725 kilometres (2,314 miles) and travelled 998 kilometres (620 miles).

The North Korean leader stressed that the missile test proved his country's ability to strike all of America's mainland, describing it as a "stern warning" for the US.

"The test-fire reconfirmed the reliability of the ICBM system, demonstrated the capability of making a surprise launch of the ICBM in any region and place any time, and clearly proved that the whole U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea missiles, Kim said.