North Korea test launched Tuesday an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be capable of reaching Alaska.
The projectile, known as the Hwasong-14, was said to have reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers (1,741 miles) before flying 933 kilometers (579 miles).
The launch is being described by experts as a “game-changer” that further limits the already scant and risky options available to the Trump administration for dealing with Pyongyang.
According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un described the ICBM as “a gift” to “American bastards.” The news agency also claimed the missile is capable of carrying a “large, heavy nuclear warhead.”
The United Nations Security Council is expected to issue a stern condemnation of the launch after an emergency meeting scheduled Wednesday.
South Korea and the United States responded to the ICBM test by conducting a joint ballistic-missile drill of its own.
The following images were released by North Korean media outlet Rodong Sinmun:
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