Kim Jong-un unveils huge new ICBM at ‘Day of the Sun’ parade

North Korean state television showed what appeared to be several KN-08 (above) ICBMs on Saturday – which are theoretically capable of striking the continental United States West Coast and Alaska (Photo Credit: UK Daily Mail)

North Korea unveiled what appeared to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) at its Day of the Sun parade, amid increasing fears its trying to develop a model that could hit the United States.

North Korea showed two new kinds of ICBM enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of transporter erector launcher trucks, or TELs.

The larger missile was similar in appearance to the Chinese DF-41, which can fly 9,000 miles.

If the Korean missiles actually work, and have a similar range to the Chinese missile, they could hit the continental US. But it’s very unlikely that North Korea has that technology at this stage.

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Source: News Now/UK Daily Mail

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.