September 23, 2023

North Korea says it launched Hwasong-17 ICBM to counter ‘invasive’ US-ROK drills

State media reports Kim Jong Un and daughter watched launch of DPRK’s largest missile meant to ‘send warning’ to enemies

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (Updated at 11: 12 a.m. KST on March 17 with expert comments, and at 3:32 p.m. with KCTV footage.)

North Korea launched a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Pyongyang International Airport on Thursday as a direct response to “provocative and invasive large-scale drills by the U.S. and south Korea" this week, according to state media.