March 01, 2024

North Korea criticizes U.S. nuclear-capable ICBM tests

North Korea launched several short-range rockets this weekend, but the U.S. is about to test an 8000-mile range ICBM

SEOUL – North Korea has criticized the imminent test of a U.S. long-range "Minuteman III" Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), arguing it is "inconsistent" to claim the launch of a long-range nuclear-capable missile is designed to combat North Korean provocations.

The LGM-30 Minuteman has a range of over 8000 miles, putting the entire Korean peninsula well within its potential range. The U.S. rescheduled the launch to today after the original mid-April launch date could have been "misconstrued by North Korea," a Vandenberg Airforce Base launch update said.

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