North Korea tested a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday for the first time since 2017, raising new alarms about its ability to strike the United States, according to South Korean and Japanese officials.
The banned long-range missile, which Japan says flew to an altitude of 3,728 miles and covered a distance of 596 miles, threatens to destabilize the region at a time when the Biden administration and much of the world are consumed by the war in Ukraine.
News of the test broke just as Western leaders were gathering in Brussels for three high-stakes summits to discuss their response to the Ukraine crisis.
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NEW: North Korea tested a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time since 2017, just as Western leaders were gathering in Brussels to discuss the war in Ukraine. https://t.co/uw7oWxoDcD
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