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North Korea says it's ready to deploy new missile capable of striking Japan

North Korea says it's ready to deploy new missile capable of striking Japan

North Korea said Monday it's ready to start mass-producing and deploying a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness, providing an "answer" to President Trump's policies.

The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 310 miles and reached a height of 350 miles Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. North Korea's media said more missiles will be launched in the future.

Trump, traveling in Saudi Arabia, had no immediate public comment.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the launch and watched from an observation post, state media...

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