North Korea launched Hwasong-18 ICBM as show of force against US: State media | NK News
June 24, 2024
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North Korea launched Hwasong-18 ICBM as show of force against US: State media

Kim Jong Un guided launch as state media calls missile test boost to nuclear forces

North Korea successfully test-launched its Hwasong-18 solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) again on Wednesday, according to state media, calling it a show of force against U.S. “aggression.”

Leader Kim Jong Un guided the launch from a private mansion on the east side of Pyongyang, photos published by the Rodong Sinmun Thursday morning show, the same place where he oversaw the first Hwasong-18 launch in April.

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