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North Korea performs key test to build more threatening ICBM


Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a “high-thrust solid-fuel motor” for a new strategic weapon. The development could allow him to possess a more mobile, harder-to-detect arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the mainland U.S. The North’s state media said Friday the test provided “a sure sci-tech guarantee for the development of another new-type strategic weapon system.” That likely refers to a solid-fueled ICBM, which is among an array of high-tech weapons systems that Kim has vowed to introduce. State media said Kim supervised the “static firing test” on Thursday.

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