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North Korea says it conducted ‘crucial test’ at long-range rocket site

U.S. adviser says they hope North Korea makes the ‘right choice’ in wake of reported missile test
WATCH ABOVE: U.S. adviser says they hope North Korea makes the 'right choice' in wake of reported missile test

North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent.

The test — the second at the facility in a week, according to North Korea’s Academy of Defence Science — possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States.

In a separate statement, Pak Jong Chon, chief of the Korean People’s Army’s general staff, asserted that North Korea has built up “tremendous power” and that the findings from the recent tests would be used to develop new weapons to allow the country to “definitely and reliably” counter U.S. nuclear threats.

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