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North Korea working towards being able to send a nuke to the U.S.

North Korea has taken a key step toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the mainland United States, analysts said Friday after Kim Jong Un ordered yet another nuclear test.


The test, which Pyongyang said was a “nuclear warhead explosion,” appeared to be North Korea’s biggest yet.


“It’s a clear indication of progress towards developing a miniaturized nuclear warhead for North Korea’s ballistic missiles,” said Alison Evans, a North Korea analyst at IHS Markit, a consultancy.

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