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N. Korea claims success in new ICBM engine test

All News 07:24 April 09, 2016

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea claimed Saturday that it has successfully conducted a ground test of a
new engine for an inter-continental ballistic missile, the latest in a series of claims of progress in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued the order to conduct the "jet test of a new type high-power engine of inter-continental ballistic rocket and personally came to the Sohae Space Center to guide the test," the Korean Central News Agency said.

"The great success made in the test provided a firm guarantee for mounting another form of nuclear attack upon the U.S. imperialists and other hostile forces and made it possible to have access to more powerful means capable of reacting to nukes in kind," KCNA quoted Kim as saying.

"Now the DPRK can tip new type inter-continental ballistic rockets with more powerful nuclear warheads and keep any cesspool of evils in the earth including the U.S. mainland within our striking range and reduce them to ashes so that they may not survive in our planet," Kim said.

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