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North Korea Fires ICBM-Class Missile After Condemning ‘War’ Moves

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA/TOKYO — North Korea fired an ICBM-class missile Monday with a range capable of reaching anywhere in the United States, a Japanese official said, marking its second missile launch in hours as Pyongyang condemned a U.S.-led show of force as “war” moves.

The ICBM missile has the potential to travel more than 15,000 km, meaning it can reach anywhere in Japan and the mainland United States, Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Shingo Miyake said.

South Korea’s National Security Council said it was a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), labelling the launch a destabilizing act that ignored international warnings and multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.

President Yoon Suk Yeol had ordered the upgrading of the effective operation of “nuclear deterrence” by South Korea and the United States, it said in a statement.

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