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US confirms North Korea fired Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

North Korea called the test 'a momentous event in the history of the country'

Choe Sang-Hun | NYT 

The Trump administration on Tuesday confirmed North Korea’s claim that it had launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, and it told Pyongyang that the United States would use “the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat.” The administration followed up that warning on Wednesday morning with a joint military exercise in which United States and South Korean forces fired ballistic missiles in the waters along the Korean Peninsula’s east coast. But North Korea reaffirmed Wednesday that it would never deviate from its ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 10:25 IST