North Korea claims to successfully launch a missile capable of striking mainland USA 2 years ago

North Korea claims to successfully launch a missile capable of striking mainland USA

The Pentagon have reported that North Korea have successfully launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that landed in within the waters of the Japanese economic zone.

The North Korean state-run Central News Agency then released a statement (via BBC News) that the missile that was successfully tested could very easily reach mainland America.

Clip via CBSN

The North Korean outlet clarified that this test should be taken by the world as a "grave warning", while Trump responded to this as being "only the latest reckless and dangerous action by the North Korean regime".

While video of North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un surfaced of him celebrating the missile's launch with his troops, the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States have gathered to investigate into the launch further, and decide upon a response to the actions.

This is just the latest in a series of missile tests by North Korea, and despite heavy economic sanctions put in place, the testing has not stopped, and the United Nations are still undecided in how best to get the leaders in Pyongyang to put a stop to the missiles being fired.