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Pompeo plays down North Korea ICBM risk

SpaceWar.com reports: “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday played down North Korea’s parading of a massive new long-range missile, saying that agreements reached by President Donald Trump had succeeded in reducing risks.

At a military parade Saturday in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un viewed an intercontinental ballistic missile that analysts say is the largest road-mobile, liquid-fueled missile anywhere in the world.

But Pompeo, who arranged Trump’s landmark summit with Kim in 2018, said that only testing can make sure that a missile is functional.

‘The North Koreans, however, last year did exactly zero intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The same held true for the year before that,’ Pompeo told reporters…”

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