US and South Korea conduct joint ballistic missile drill less than 24 hours after Kim Jong-un successfully launched first ICBM capable of hitting Alaska

Daily Mail

  • United States and South Korea conducted a joint ballistic missile drill
  • South Korea says it was ‘intended as a strong warning against North Korean provocation’
  • Drill is in response to North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch 
  • The ‘landmark’ test of a Hwasong-14 missile was overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un
  • It was fired from a site in the North Phyongan province into the Sea of Japan 
  • It is believed to have reached an altitude of 1741 miles and flew 580 miles 
  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned the missile test 
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. will host an emergency meeting Wednesday with the United Nations Security Council

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