The North Korean Threat Just Got More Serious

U.S. officials are closely “monitoring” the aftermath of the latest North Korean missile test after the rogue regime claimed that its newest rocket was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead – and that its arsenal could reach American shores.

One day after Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship reported a successful test flight of its KN-17 missile, state-run news agency KCNA reported the “U.S. mainland and Pacific operations” were in range of North Korean weapons. The agency also claimed its missile was meant to verify the specifications of a new ballistic rocket “capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead.”

“We are monitoring,” a National Security Council spokeswoman told Fox News.

The U.S. has long been skeptical that Pyongyang has the technology to mount a nuclear warhead.


Originally published by Fox News.