Amid the nuclear threat that is arising in the Russia-Ukraine war and the possibility of a third world war, a new threat has come before the world. North Korea has fired its banned intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday.
For the first time since 2017, the country has taken this step. South Korea claimed that an ICBM missile was fired by its neighbouring country. According to the Japanese officials, it reached about 1,100 km. After an hour, the missile fell into the Sea of Japan.
ICBM missiles can travel up to thousands of kilometres on a fixed path, threatening the US that can come under the danger of North Korea’s missiles.
Although the reason behind this move is not known, however, North Korea has suddenly intensified the testing of its missiles in recent days. The US and South Korea said that some of North Korea’s recent tests were of an ICBM system, which the country claimed were carried out from satellites.
As per the Japanese officials, the missile that was fired on Thursday reached an altitude of more than 6,000 km. North Korea’s move could now lead to start a new round of testing of the longest-range intercontinental missiles, that were banned in 2017. North Korea has been defying such restrictions imposed on it by repeatedly conducting missile tests.
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