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USA: Nuclear-capable missile test-fired from California amid N. Korea tensions00:43

USA: Nuclear-capable missile test-fired from California amid N. Korea tensions

United States, Vandenberg Air Force Base
May 3, 2017 at 18:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

A ballistic missile with the capability of carrying a nuclear weapon was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Wednesday amid growing tensions between the US and North Korea.

The Minuteman III intercontinental missile reached Kwajalein Atoll near the Marshall Islands in Pacific Ocean. The first launch of a similar missile took place on April 26, but failed. Reportedly, the 576th Flight Test Squadron had been working on the launch for the last ten months.

The launch comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new set of economic sanctions against North Korea following Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile launch.

Mandatory credits to Jan Jones, SSgt Kaleb Mayfield and TSgt Kurt Villavicencio // US Defense Dept

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A ballistic missile with the capability of carrying a nuclear weapon was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Wednesday amid growing tensions between the US and North Korea.

The Minuteman III intercontinental missile reached Kwajalein Atoll near the Marshall Islands in Pacific Ocean. The first launch of a similar missile took place on April 26, but failed. Reportedly, the 576th Flight Test Squadron had been working on the launch for the last ten months.

The launch comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new set of economic sanctions against North Korea following Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile launch.

Mandatory credits to Jan Jones, SSgt Kaleb Mayfield and TSgt Kurt Villavicencio // US Defense Dept

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