September 26, 2023

North Korea claims it successfully tested a Hwasong-17 ICBM

Kim Jong Un guides 'response' to US 'threats' against country as wife and daughter join him to watch missile launch

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (Last updated at 3:56 p.m. KST with state television coverage of missile launch)

North Korea successfully tested a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, according to state media, framing the launch of the largest nuclear-capable weapon in the DPRK’s arsenal as a response to U.S. military threats.