North Korea ‘close to testing long-range missiles’


North Koria : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country is close to testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
The intercontinental ballistic missiles were in their “last stage” of development, Mr Kim claimed during his New Year’s message.
Pyongyang has conducted two nuclear tests in the past year, including its biggest one to date.
This raised fears that North Korea has made significant nuclear advances.
But it has never successfully test-fired such a missile.
Reuters reported a senior US military official as saying that although North Korea appears able to put a miniaturised nuclear warhead on a missile, the missile re-entry technology necessary for longer range strikes is still a serious obstacle to its weapons development.