N.Korea says new ICBM will curb 'dangerous' U.S.; Washington seeks new sanctions

N.Korea says new ICBM will curb
# 26 March 2022 07:36 (UTC +04:00)

March 25 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday its launch of a big new intercontinental ballistic missile this week was designed to demonstrate the might of its nuclear force and deter any U.S. military moves, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The United States responded by saying it would push the U.N. Security Council to "update and strengthen" sanctions on North Korea over its "increasingly dangerous provocations," a move Pyongyang's allies China and Russia are likely to oppose.

Thursday's launch was the first full ICBM test by nuclear-armed North Korea since 2017. Flight data indicated the missile flew higher and for a longer period than any of North Korea's previous tests before crashing into the sea west of Japan.