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Kim Jong Un sends a warning to the United States after missile test

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  • Kim Jong Un threatens U.S. after missile test.
  • The North Korean leader didn’t hold back.
  • He threatens «more offensive actions.»

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested ballistic missiles again and had a warning for the the United States.

He sent a worrying message assuring there will be «more offensive actions» in the immediate future.

Both Seoul and Tokyo disapprove of the these tests and were monitoring the ballistic missile that fell in Japanese waters.

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As international tensions mount, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has issued a strong warning.

He ended by stating that his country will carry out «more offensive actions» in response to what he described as growing military threats.

According to The Associated Press these warnings are directed mainly against the United States and allied countries.

It appears North Korea will continue testing its long-range ballistic missiles.

What caused Kim Jong Un to threaten the U.S.?

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The statement comes after Kim oversaw the third test of the Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile.

This device was designed to attack the continental United States, according to what state media reported on Tuesday, December 19.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) also reported that Kim Jong Un made these statements while observing the launch of the Hwasong-18.

According to KCNA, this test demonstrated North Korea’s ability to respond to a potential «a wrong decision» by the United States.

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In addition, the North Korean leader stressed the need to «strongly» confront «reckless and irresponsible military threats» from his enemies.

The Hwasong-18, a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, is considered North Korea’s most powerful weapon to date.

Its solid propellant is known to provide greater difficulty in detection by outside observers, according to the AP.

However, international experts point out that there are still technological obstacles that North Korea must overcome to improve its missiles.

What is known about the ballistic missile?

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KCNA reported that the Hwasong-18, launched at a high angle to avoid neighboring countries, traveled a distance of 622 miles in 73.5 minutes.

It also stated that it achieved a maximum altitude of 4,050 miles before landing in an area off the east coast of North Korea.

According to the state news agency, Kim expressed «great satisfaction» with the launch.

Likewise, he declared that this verified once again the reliability of «the most powerful strategic core striking means» of his country.

Will there be more missile tests?

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This Hwasong-18 test represents the third time North Korea has carried out such a launch, with previous tests conducted in April and July.

Although these demonstrations have reinforced Kim’s confidence in North Korea’s growing missile arsenal, it appears that more needs to be done.

Furthermore, many observers maintain that more significant tests are still required to demonstrate North Korea’s capabilities.

This is specifically regarding directing operational missiles towards the continental United States and, of course, against allied countries.

How did the U.S. respond?

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The U.S .government has not yet officially responded to the latest North Korean test.

However, on Tuesday, South Korea, the United States and Japan began to put into operation the exchange of missile warning data, according to the AP.

The South Korean Ministry of Defense issued a statement saying they are closely monitoring the tests carried out by Kim Jong Un.

At present, the United States and South Korea continue to work together to maintain surveillance of North Korea.

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