North Korea Tested Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, U.S. Officials Believe

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4 July 2017 | 7:08 am

The U.S. believes North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, two U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News — a significant step forward in Pyongyang’s weapons program.

The ICBM, which is believed to be “two-stage,” officials said, would have a range of at least 3,500 miles, and thus be capable of reaching Alaska.

The North Korean regime earlier Tuesday claimed it successfully fired a long-range missile into the Sea of Japan, declaring itself a “proud nuclear state.”

The move appeared to be a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s earlier declaration that such a test “won’t happen!”

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Published at 8:54 PM CDT on Jul 3, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

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