February 25, 2024

North Korea announces first test of Hwasong-15 ICBM

DPRK hails successful test of rocket capable of striking the "entire" U.S. mainland

North Korea announced the successful launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a broadcast on the state-run Korea Central Television (KCTV) on Wednesday.

In a rare special broadcast at 1200 Pyongyang time, announcer Ri Chun Hee said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had ordered the launch of a missile which could strike the "entire" U.S. mainland.