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Pentagon says North Korea's ICBM was new missile, unseen before
July 5, 2017 / 4:13 PM / 3 months ago

Pentagon says North Korea's ICBM was new missile, unseen before

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test. Officials from South Korea, Japan and the United States said the missile landed in the sea in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone after being launched on a high trajectory from near an airfield northwest of the North's capital, Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday described North Korea’s recently launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as a new type of missile that “we’ve not seen before,” and condemned the launch as escalatory and destabilising.

Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told a news briefing that the ICBM was fired from a mobile launcher and confirmed the presence of a re-entry vehicle on top of it.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by James Dalgleish

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