NORTH KOREA SAYS ITS LATEST MISSILE CAN CARRY NUCLEAR WARHEADS :

North Korea has said that its Sunday’s test-fire of a ground-to-ground ballistic missile proved the missile is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.  North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said in a report on Monday that country’s leader Kim Jong Un, supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers and flew 787 kilometers.  The test was ‘aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead’, KCNA said, adding that the rocket accurately hit the targeted open waters 787 km away after flying to the maximum altitude of 2,111.5 km along its planned flight orbit.  It also warned that if the United States attempts to provoke the Pyongyang ‘it will not escape from the biggest disaster in the history’. Rediff.com : 15th. May,17

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