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North Korean state media says ICBM has range of “over 6400 km”

ICBM traditionally defined as rocket with 5500 km range

North Korea defined an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as a rocket with a range of more than 6400 km, in an article in the Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), on Sunday.

The report came less than three weeks after the North claimed that it had “successfully carried out the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14” on July 4, without revealing its maximum range.