North Korea proclaimed Tuesday that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.
The launch was made, the missile was tracked for 37 minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has now launched more missiles in one year than his father launched during 17 years in power.
US experts said the device could reach Alaska, and the launch, which came as the United States prepared to mark its Independence Day, triggered a Twitter outburst from US President Donald Trump who urged China to “end this nonsense once and for all”.
This defiance by North Korea displeased US President Tump who took to Twitter to express his displeasure. He wrote:
“North Korea has just launched another missile,”. “Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?