* 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