N Korea ICBM has range to hit U.S. – Japan
November 18, 2022 - North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile with sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland, Japan’s defence minister says.
The launch adds to a record-breaking year for North Korea's missile programme, after it resumed testing ICBMs for the first time since 2017 and broke its self-imposed moratorium on long-range launches as denuclearisation talks stalled.
The launch is suspected to be of the new Hwasong-17, North Korea’s longest-range two-stage ICBM, according to South Korean defence sources, reported Yonhap.
Its trajectory was similar to North Korea’s claimed test of a Hwasong-17 on March 22.