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A North Korean TV presenter announces the missile launch in this still image taken from KRT footage on Nov. 29.   © Reuters
International relations

North Korea says new ICBM puts entire US in striking distance

Kim Jong Un declares nuclear missile program 'complete'

KIM JAEWON and HIROSHI MINEGISHI, Nikkei staff writers | North Korea

SEOUL -- North Korea on Wednesday declared it can now target all of the U.S. with nuclear arms, following an early-morning launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

"Today we completed our nuclear missile program," leader Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying by the Korean Central News Agency, the North's propaganda outlet.

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