On Tuesday the 4th, Pyongyang, the Capital of North Korea, claimed it had successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, Hwasong-14, which is capable of carrying a “large, heavy nuclear warhead.” It was noticed the missile had the re-entry vehicle in it.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) referred this as “another brilliant victory of the Korean people in their struggle against the US-led imperialists,” This missile, which can reportedly strike the US mainland
US Department of Defense spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis mentioned that this launch was a danger to shipping in the Sea of Japan, as well as aircraft and satellites in space.
He further mentioned that Pyongyang failed to issue any warnings or closures in advance of the launch.
It was further noted that this launch has been made just two days before the G20 summit meeting starting on the 7th which comprises 19 countries and European Union. The countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.