North Korea releases photos it claims are of latest missile test

The North Korean government released on Saturday photos of what it said is the rogue regime’s latest ballistic missile test.

The government said the photos, released to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), depict an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile, the same model launched over Japan on Friday and on August 29. The photos cannot be independently verified.

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This undated photo distributed on Sept. 16, 2017, by North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 in North Korea. The content of this image is as provided & cannot be independently verified.

The missile on Friday traveled 2,300 miles as it flew over Japan on Friday before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean. It was the country’s longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile.

The KCNA said Kim expressed great satisfaction over the launch, which he said verified the “combat efficiency and reliability” of the missile and the success of efforts to increase its power.

Photos were also released Saturday by the North Korean government of its leader Kim Jong Un watching what it says was the test launch of the Hwasong-12 missile.

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In this undated photo distributed on Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
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In this undated photo distributed on Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un, center, celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

Following Friday’s missile launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement, “These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic…

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