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US confirms North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly condemned North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch, calling it “a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world” in a statement Tuesday.

“Global action is required to stop a global threat,” he said. “Any country that hosts North Korean guest workers, provides any economic or military benefits, or fails to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions is aiding and abetting a dangerous regime.”
Tillerson also called for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and stated the US “will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea.”
North Korea claimed Wednesday that it was just that. A statement from Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday’s test was of a new, nuclear-capable ICBM.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called it an Independence Day present to the US, adding “we should deliver big and small presents often,” KCNA said.
Tillerson’s strong statement marks a striking contrast to when North Korea conducted a test in April and Tillerson said: “North Korea launched yet another intermediate-range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.”
The Pentagon late Tuesday confirmed North Korea’s test was an ICBM.
“The launch continues to demonstrate that North Korea poses a threat to the United States and our allies,” a Pentagon statement said.
-CNN
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