U.S. media: N. Korea missile reentered Earth's atmosphere

U.S. media: N. Korea missile reentered Earth's atmosphere

"The rolling back of the hostile policy towards DPRK is the prerequisite for solving all the problems in the Korean Peninsula". To accomplish development of such a missile, technology to ensure the missile's reentry vehicle survives returning to the atmosphere is necessary.

Kaspersky Labs and Symantec - respected cybersecurity firms in Russian Federation and the US, respectively - have separately reported finding similarities between the WannaCry ransomware virus behind last week's cyberattack and malware previously attributed to the Lazarus Group, a shadowy cybercrime outfit accused with waging an array of attacks including most notably the 2014 Sony Entertainment Pictures breach, an incident the Federal Bureau of Investigation has squarely blamed on North Korea.

The reclusive North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programs, even from its lone major ally, China, has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the USA mainland.

On China's opposition to the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, Tillerson said Beijing appears to be relaxing sanctions it imposed on the South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group that provided land for the THAAD battery.

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North Korea tested a high-thrust rocket engine as recently as March, hailed as a "great leap forward" by state media at the time. US defense officials told NBC the reentry was controlled and the vehicle did not burn up.

Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes."The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead".

The investment in infrastructure reflects North Korea's "long-term commitment to the facility and its space launch programs", according to the analysts. She also added, "It is a fact that no country is immune to North Korea's threats, and hence every nation should feel concerned about it". The test triggered a new US -backed push for a fresh round of United Nations sanctions against the North. It noted that "patent applications are not covered by the provisions of U.N. Security Council resolutions".

Hong also held a separate one-on-one meeting with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to discuss pending issues between the two countries, including nuclear and missile tensions with North Korea and the deployment of THAAD.

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