Japan’s Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said on Friday that North Korea’s latest test of what it believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile showed Pyongyang was potentially capable of hitting the entire US mainland. The AP agency informs about it.

Hamada told reporters that a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fired from the west The DPRK flew about 1,000 kilometers and reached an altitude of 6,000 kilometers.

The Japanese minister added that depending on the weight of the nuclear warhead that this missile can carry, it would its range could exceed 15,000 kilometers. In that case, according to his words, the missile could reach the entire continental territory of the United States.


North Korea apparently fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday. The South Korean army informed about it, and then Japan also confirmed the launch. The South Korean Army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it spotted the missile around 10:15 a.m. local time. while it was launched from the Sunan district in the North Korean metropolis of Pyongyang towards the Sea of ​​Japan.

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