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ICBM "Hwasongpho-17" launching drill staged
  The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea saw that the intercontinental ballistic missile "Hwasongpho-17" launching drill was staged on March 16 under the grave situation that the most unstable circumstances of security are created in the region of the Korean peninsula due to the large-scale provocative and aggressive war exercises of the United States and the south Korean puppet traitors against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, guided the launching drill of the intercontinental ballistic missile unit on the spot.
  The launching drill was watched by leading officials of the Central Committee of the WPK and commanding officers of the General Missile Bureau.
  It was aimed at confirming the flexible and regular mobility and reliability of our nuclear war deterrent.
  The intercontinental ballistic missile "Hwasongpho-17" launched at the Pyongyang International Airport went up to the greatest altitude of 6,045 kilometres and made a flight of 1,000.2 kilometres for 4,151 seconds before hitting target on the open waters of the East Sea of Korea.
  The launching drill had no any negative effect on the security of the neighbouring states.
  It confirmed the preparations of the intercontinental ballistic missile unit for action and the extraordinary militancy of the strategic force of the DPRK and strictly verified the reliability.
  After watching the launching drill, Kim Jong Un expressed a great satisfaction and said it clearly proved once again the conviction and guarantee of the mobile systems of our nuclear strategic force that are developing all the more.
  He continued: There is no change in our direction of action and line to create the circumstances of security of the state in the future and cope with the threats from the enemy. We should strengthen the nuclear war deterrent nobody can reverse to give fear to the enemy, deter a war actually and provide a reliable guarantee to the peaceful life of our people and their struggle for socialist construction.
  We will continue to bring the United States and south Korea to see the recklessness of the large-scale military exercises they are frequently conducting in the region of the Korean peninsula while openly antagonizing the DPRK. We will make them realize of their own accord that the further their military manoeuvres against the DPRK last and expand, the more serious the irretrievable threat to them will be.
  In this way, he made clear the policy of coping with the enemy.
  Reminding them once again of the solemn will of the Party and the DPRK government to answer nukes with nukes and the frontal confrontation with frontal confrontation, Kim Jong Un stressed the need to strictly maintain the rapid preparedness of the strategic force to deal with any armed conflict and war.