The North Korean Foreign Ministry claimed that North Korea is the only country standing up to the United States with its advanced weapons and missiles.
The DPRK fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometres (2,781 miles).
The latest launch comes less than a month after the North conducted its first ICBM test in defiance of years of efforts led by the United States, South Korea and Japan to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
US President Donald Trump – who is in Poland – calls on the global community to ensure "consequences" for North Korea's "very, very bad behaviour" after Pyongyang test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nukes.
The head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency says North Korea, if left unchecked, is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the US mainland.
South Korea's Moon expresses deep regret over "reckless provocation." Japan's defence minister says missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and could be a new type. US says the projectile's flight was not consistent with an ICBM.
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