North Korea has tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ever. This is what the country’s media has claimed. The first ‘solid-fuel’ missile is named ‘Hwasong-18’.
Last Thursday, the missile was tested in South Korea and Japan’s technology. In view of this, Japan also ordered people to safely evacuate their northern island of Hokkaido.
North Korea’s state media KCNA also reported the missile test on Friday morning. According to their news, the country’s President Kim Jong Un was supervising the missile test. His wife, daughter and powerful sister Kim Yo Jong were with him at that time.
According to the BBC, solid-fuel missiles can be fired much faster than liquid-fuel missiles, making them harder to intercept.
After the test of this missile, North Korean President Kim Jong Un said that the successful test of ‘Hwasong-18 will increase the fear and anxiety of rival countries.