The world July 29, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Yong-un said the new missile test proved that the entire US territory was in the range of attack.
North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it had conducted a second test of launching intercontinental ballistic missiles yesterday, saying the missile was aimed at "a severe warning" to the United States.
North Korea said the intercontinental ballistic missile, aimed at cutting the farthest distance, was launched for 47 minutes and 12 seconds and reached a maximum altitude of 3,724.9 kilometers. It said the missile was 998 kilometers (1,600 miles) and reaffirmed its capabilities.
The test was ordered by North Korean leader Kim Yaeong-eun, who quoted him as saying the country's weapons program was an invaluable asset that could not be undone or replaced.
For its part, China called on North Korea on Saturday to respect the UN Security Council resolutions and refrain from all actions that could aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang conducted a second missile test.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement that China hoped all parties would act cautiously to prevent the escalation of the situation.