According to a report by the Korean Central News Agency on the 25th local time, under the guidance of Kim Jong-un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK, North Korea successfully test-fired the new intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17 on the 24th.
On March 24, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference. A reporter asked a question. According to reports, the DPRK launched a ballistic missile today.
According to the report, the missile had a maximum launch height of 6,248.5 kilometers and a range of 1,090 kilometers. After flying for about 67 minutes, it landed precisely in the predetermined waters in the eastern waters of North Korea.
The KCNA said that the international political situation has changed drastically, and military tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been deteriorating because of their root causes, and a long-term confrontation with U.S. imperialism, accompanied by the threat of nuclear war, is unavoidable.
On the 24th, Kim Jong-un came to the launch site to learn more about the preparations for the test launch of the Martian Cannon-17 intercontinental ballistic missile.
According to reports, taking into account the security of neighboring countries, the test launch of this type of intercontinental ballistic missile adopted a high-angle launch method.
South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (Joint Staff) said that North Korea fired a long-range
ballistic missile suspected of an intercontinental ballistic missile into the eastern sea.
The Yonhap news agency said that the Korean military said that North Korea launched a long-range ballistic missile at Pyongyang’s Sunan Airport that afternoon or at a high angle.
Considering the missile’s range, North Korea may test-fire a new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile.
Kim Jong-un said that the emergence of new types of strategic weapons will make the world once again clearly aware of the power of the DPRK’s strategic armed forces, which will become an opportunity to demonstrate the modernity of the DPRK’s strategic armed forces and thus further build a foundation of guarantee and trust in North Korea’s security.
He proudly said that the successful development of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, a cutting-edge defense technology polymer, has greatly demonstrated the power of North Korea’s independent defense industry, which relies on the power of the main body to grow and develop.