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Monday, April 17, 2017

'North Korea may have displayed new ICBM'

North Korea on Saturday may have unveiled a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at a giant military parade in Pyongyang, analysts said.
 
In a show of power marking the 105th birthday of North Korea's founder, nearly 60 missiles were paraded through Kim II-Sung Square.
 
North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un did not speak during the parade honoring his grandfather, but looked on.
 
Four green missiles towards the parade's end caught the attention of military specialists.
"This appears to be a new ICBM," an unidentified South Korean military official told the Yonhap news agency. He also said the new ICBMs are longer than the existing KN-08 or KN-14 missiles.
 
NK News Specialist Service Managing Director Chad O'Carroll told AFP the new missile would be "a big game-changer once it is deployed in service" but added it would "take hours to fuel up and if there is intelligence that they were doing that it would be quite easy to stop it before it was launched." READ MORE