North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

Reuters News
Posted: May 21, 2017 6:11 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S. targets.

The North's KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test which also verified the functioning of the solid-fuel engine for the Pukguksong-2 missile fired from a mobile launcher.

(Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Sandra Maler)