North Korea says it has a missile that can hit the US mainland and ‘shake the world’

Since the start of the year, Pyongyang has conducted a flurry of missile tests, including seven in January, a feat the foreign ministry on Tuesday said were “remarkable achievements.”

North Korea said it tested the Hwasong-12, one of its most advanced intermediate-range missiles made in 2017, on January 30 — its first test since its creation. The country also said it had a long-range missile named the Hwasong-15, which it said can reach the US mainland. The Hwasong-15 has not been tested since it was made in 2017.

In a Tuesday statement, the foreign ministry said the larger missile can strike the US with ease.

“In today’s world, where many countries waste time dealing with the US with submission and blind obedience, there’s only our country on this planet that can shake the world by firing a missile with the US mainland in its range,” it said, Reuters reported.

“There are more than 200 countries in the world, but only a few have hydrogen bombs, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and hypersonic missiles.”

United Nations experts warned this month that there had been “a marked acceleration” in the testing of short- and medium- range missiles in recent weeks.

The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider. 

A State Department spokesperson previously said it “condemns” two of the missile tests conducted earlier in January, saying they violated multiple UN Security Council resolutions.

The UN Security Council first subjected North Korea to sanctions over its arms and nuclear activities in 2006, and has since increased their severity. 

The UN also believes that North Korea funded its missile program with around $50 million in stolen cryptocurrency.

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4 thoughts on “North Korea says it has a missile that can hit the US mainland and ‘shake the world’

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  1. The fat soup bowl haircut Korean rat better watch his step around Real Americans, these scumbags should have been blown to obliviation 30 years ago

    1. US toy soldiers real americans do you mean sleepy joe and donald trumpet ? what WAR have you clowns WON i will tell you NONE you talk the talk but you us @sshole cannot walk the walk.

  2. North Korea is playing a very dangerous game! The little fat guy thinks he has muscle but all he will do is get a lot of people hurt badly and most of his country destroyed if he lives out this fantasy he has conjured up! Countries with nukes will not sit by while he shoots his firecrackers at them! He’s a little silly fat fool!

  3. Yeah, but can it hit Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland or Seattle?
    C’mon N Korea, I double dog dare you.

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