North Korean TV Shows Video of Kim Jong Un Watching Nov. 29 Missile Launch

December 21, 2017 Last Updated: December 21, 2017

North Korea’s state-run television KRT on Nov. 30 broadcast footage of its leader Kim Jong Un monitoring the launch of a Hwasong-15 missile.

North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile the day before in a “breakthrough” that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere.

The state’s first missile test since mid-September came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S. list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.

North Korea, which also conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test in September, has tested dozens of ballistic missiles under its leader, Kim Jong Un, in defiance of international sanctions. The latest was the highest and longest any North Korean missile had flown, landing in the sea near Japan.