Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader, said his country aimed to have the world's most powerful nuclear force as he celebrated the launch of its newest intercontinental ballistic missile at a ceremony with his young daughter.
Kim also handed out promotional materials to more than 100 officials and scientists for their work on the Hwasong -- 17 -- dubbed the monster missile by analysts and believed to be capable of reaching the U.S. mainland just days after Pyongyang test-fired it in one of its most powerful launches yet.
Kim said that North Korean scientists had made a wonderful leap forward in the development of the technology of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles, as the world's strongest strategic weapon, as a result of the new ICBM.
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