North Korea Conducts Hypersonic Missile Test — Claims it Was Successful

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Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claims would remarkably increase North Korea’s nuclear war deterrent. The launch was North Korea’s second test of its hypersonic missile in a week. Kim Jong Un continues a defiant push to expand his nuclear weapons capabilities in the face of international sanctions, pandemic-related difficulties, and deadlocked diplomacy with the United States. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Washington condemns the North’s latest launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.