The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has announced that the test-fire of a newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 was successfully carried out.
It states the ICBM Hwasong-15 type weaponry system is an intercontinental ballistic rocket tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the U.S.
It was stated that the rocket, after making a 53-minute flight along its preset orbit, accurately landed in the target waters set in the open sea in the East Sea of Korea.
The statement adds that “the great success in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15 is a priceless victory won by the great and heroic people of the DPRK.”
The statement of the DPRK states, “The development and advancement of the strategic weapon of the DPRK are to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country from the U.S. imperialists’ nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threat, and to ensure the peaceful life of the people, and therefore, they would not pose any threat to any country and region as long as the interests of the DPRK are not infringed upon. This is our solemn declaration.”