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Business Insider: North Korea’s new ICBM looks and works an awful lot like a Russian ICBM, experts say 

* North Korea tested its new Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile last month. 

* The new IBCM uses “solid-fueled” technology, elevating the threat posed by North Korea. 

* Experts say that Russia likely provided the technology to make it happen. 

North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile is its most threatening yet, and it likely has Russia to thank, experts say. 

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, DC-based international affairs thinktank, said in a recent report that North Korea’s July 12 Hwasong-18 ICBM test launch was “likely the result of technical cooperation sourced to Russia.” 

North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un hosted Russian and Chinese officials in July, showing them its arsenal of missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The North Korean Hwasong-18 ICBM was among them. It is a nuclear-capable missile that the country developed in defiance of the UN’s attempt to regulate North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.  

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U.S. Report Says Russia Is Aiding North Korea’s Missile Program 

N.Korea’s ICBM likely the result of Russian technical cooperation, CSIS reports — NHK

Latest North Korean missile sparks debate over possible Russian links — Reuters

US ‘concerned’ over reports of Russia-North Korea nuclear cooperation — The Guardian

North Korea’s ICBM launch success likely due to Russia help: U.S. expert — Kyodo News

U.S. taking hard look at North Korea-Russia missile cooperation-Sullivan — Reuters