North Korea missile ‘had range to hit United States mainland’, Japan says

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The Japanese defence minister says a North Korean missile test-launched on Friday could potentially reach the entire continental United States. Yasukazu Hamada told reporters that the suspected intercontinental ballistic missile landed inside the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, about 200 kilometres west of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island. The suspected intercontinental ballistic missile flew 1,000 kilometres at a maximum altitude of about 6,000 kilometres, suggesting it was likely launched on a high angle, the minister said. Depending on the weight of a warhead to be placed on the…

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