Kim: North Korea Capable of Missile 'Attack' on U.S. Military in Pacific

  • Pyongyang says missiles can strike ‘Americans in the Pacific’
  • Launch comes on day of informal six-nation dialogue in Beijing

A television screen broadcasts news coverage of a North Korean rocket launch, at Seoul station on June 22. North Korea said its launch Wednesday of an intermediate-range ballistic missile was successful, claiming the projectile is capable of hitting U.S. military operations in the Pacific.

Photographer: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea said it successfully launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of hitting U.S. military operations in the Pacific, prompting the U.S. to call on the United Nations Security Council to take action on the isolated nation.

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