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Kim will be utterly destroyed in case of war: US on North Korea's ICBM test

Based on its trajectory and distance, the missile would have enough range to reach Washington DC and the rest of the US, the Union of Concerned Scientists said

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The United States warned the North Korean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the US mainland within range. The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options were on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons programme, including military ones, but that it still prefers a diplomatic option. Still, speaking at an emergency UN Security Council meeting, US ambassador Nikki Haley warned: “We have ...

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First Published: Thu, November 30 2017. 08:34 IST
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