North Korea missile ranges (1) infographic
Graphic shows North Korean missile ranges.


North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike U.S.

December 18, 2023 - North Korea has test-fired a long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting anywhere in the United States, according to officials from South Korea and Japan.

Monday’s missile was fired from an area near the capital Pyongyang towards the sea off the North’s east coast and flew about 1,000km, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Japan’s defence ministry reported the flight lasted 73 minutes, just short of the 74-minute flight by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) North Korea fired in July. It reached a maximum altitude of more than 6,000km and fell into the sea west of Hokkaido outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Japan said.

PUBLISHED: 18/12/2023; STORY: Graphic News