North Korea tests banned intercontinental ballistic missile, claims South

South Korea claims that North Korea has tested a banned intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time since 2016.

The British media reported on the BBC.

Japanese officials estimate it has traveled 1,100 kilometers (64 miles). After flying in the sky for more than an hour, it fell into the sea south of Japan.

Recently, North Korea has been conducting a series of missile tests.

The United States and South Korea say North Korea has actually tested the ICBM system with several recently launched missiles.

In talks with former US President Donald Trump, North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong Un announced the suspension of long-range ballistic missile tests in 2016. In 2020, Kim reiterated that he was no longer obliged to comply with the suspension.

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on North Korea over its use of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. Earlier, Pyongyang was given a strict ban on conducting tests of such missiles.