North Korea Test-Fires ICBM With Potential To Strike United States

Marks second major weapons test this month by North Korea
TOPSHOT - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting with  US President Donald Trump on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • On Friday, North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that showed the regime’s potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the United States.
  • The launch was quickly condemned by the U.S., who vowed to take “all necessary measures” to ensure the safety of the homeland and its allies.
  • While attending a regional forum in Bangkok, Vice President Kamala Harris met with South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to discuss the launch and said, “We again call for North Korea to stop further unlawful, destabilizing acts. On behalf of the United States, I reaffirm our ironclad commitment to our Indo-Pacific alliances.”

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