North Korea Says "Completed State Nuclear Program"; Warns "The Whole US Is In Range"

North Korea claims its "new ICBM can put whole U.S. mainland within range," says it has "realized great historic cause of completing state nuclear force"

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Following the successful test-firing of its longest range ICBM yet today, Yonhap News reports, citing North Korean media, that North Korea will make an important announcement at noon Seoul time (10:30pm ET).

Presumably, Kim's comments will be a braggadocio reaction to President Trump and General Mattis' comments (begins around 6:30):

Mattis warned "[North Korea] R&D is accelerating and they now appear to have the capability to launch an ICBM attack on anywhere in the world" to which Trump replied "we will take care of it... it is a situation we will handle."

Trump then tweeted later this evening: "After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't & military! "

North Korea announces that it “successfully” fired a new Hwasong-15 missile with improved technology, according to an announcement read on state-run television on Wednesday.

Kim gave the order to test fire the missile, state-run Korean Central News Agency said.

“After watching the successful launch of the new type ICBM Hwasong-15, Kim Jong Un declared with pride that now we have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power,” KCNA said.

The new missile "brings the whole US mainland within North Korea's range."

None of which is news as we already reported these details.

But perhaps the most notable claims is that North Korea says it has "realized great historic cause of completing state nuclear force"

Comments

runningman18 Laowei Gweilo Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:25 Permalink

Nuclear missile interception is mostly a fantasy, which is why you almost never see actual tests of interception systems in action.  They exist as a placebo for the masses, they don't really function as advertised.  If someone wants to launch an ICBM at the US or anywhere else, it will more than likely hit the intended target. 

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Jim in MN runningman18 Wed, 11/29/2017 - 01:36 Permalink

Quite right.  The Norks have Da Bomb and well there IS something that could be done about it.....the same something that could have kept them from getting it....can you guess?  That's right it's CHINA.The Chicoms are entirely in control of this situation.  They just haven't faced any consequences....yet.Trump should assure the Chicoms that any nuclear incursion from North Korea would be considered a Chinese nuclear assault on the US and met with, well, 'proportionate' retaliation.  Say, ten cities for every one NK warhead.  No make it fifty.You get the idea.

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swmnguy BlindMonkey Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:40 Permalink

"It's more important than ever to fund Government and Military," says PDJT.There would be the "money" quote.  That sums up the symbiotic relationship between Kim and Trump.All part of the Bankruptcy and Liquidation scheme Trump was installed to carry out.  To give credit where credit is due, Trump isn't letting the grass grow under his feet.  He and his crew are knocking out all the supports that prop up the pretense of a superpower with an open system.  They're making much faster progress on their goals than I had thought possible.

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911bodysnatchers322 Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:34 Permalink

Hopefully North Korea announces they will nuke the US tomorrow.

Trump preemptively retailates by sending in an attack squad and killing everyone at langley and fort meade and basically the entire intelligence community rogue faction people in the sealed indictments including andrew mccabe and a few people in the state dept and justice dept

sends kim jong un a basket of turnips and vaseline with message card 'nice try, but the school play is over'

Christmas to come early this year!!

Savvy Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:36 Permalink

Trump then tweeted later this evening: "After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't & military! " Yeah the MIC needs more trillions to start more wars. Given how the banks do business, that ICBM (snicker) fired today could have been made in USA or Britain.

peterk Savvy Wed, 11/29/2017 - 01:32 Permalink

Is going to be  hillarious to watch the US  COMPLETELY BANKRUPT ITSELF now withmiltary spending.1 or 2   budgets  and its all over for  the US empire. I bet  CHINA and RUSSIA gave the technology to  Nkorea , and will gradually bump the NK technology arsenal upwards, so as to watch the US HANG ITSELF..... its  1950 North Korean WAR with General Macarthur   extending his supply lines  ALL OVER AGAIN.

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fishwharf Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:40 Permalink

I don't blame Lil' Kim for wanting nukes.  The list of countries and governments that would still be intact if the USA had not forced regime change upon them is a lengthy one.  None of them had nukes.

WTFUD fishwharf Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:55 Permalink

Time for Kim to make a killing on his nuclear technology ( no pun intended ), marketing it around the globe ( Goldman can do a IPO ) and thereby nullifying Uncle Bully-Boy Sam's own arsenal. A fucking game-changer. If Iran had it, Israel's/Saudi's and Vichy DC's Genocide & General Fuckery in the ME would cease tomorrow.

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LetThemEatRand Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:44 Permalink

Trump put himself into a corner on this one.  He's all balls to the wall about stopping fat boy by any means necessary, but fat boy knows it's a bluff so he's rubbing Trump's face in it.