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North Korea Fires Suspected ICBM After Warning US on Exercises

  • Pyongyang last fired an ICBM on Nov. 3, which failed in flight
  • Kim Jong Un may soon conduct test of a nuclear device
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North Korea test-fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile with an estimated range long enough to carry a warhead to the American mainland, prompting the US to condemn what it said was an unlawful action. 

The North Korean missile was launched Friday, a day after Pyongyang warned the US to halt allied military drills in the region or face retribution. US President Joe Biden was briefed and resolved to bolster security ties with Japan and South Korea, a National Security Council spokesperson said in a statement.