North Korea's new missile could reach Washington, South Korea says
Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press
Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:23PM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 2:31AM EST
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea says the most powerful missile that North Korea tested this week missile is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometres, which would put Washington within reach.
The Defence Ministry says Friday further reviews are needed to determine whether the intercontinental ballistic missile's warhead can survive atmospheric re-entry and accurately strike the target.
Many questions remain, but there's broad agreement from government and outside analyses that the huge Hwasong-15 ICBM represents a significant step forward, putting the North extremely close to its goal of a viable arsenal of nuclear-tipped long-range missiles.