Inside the Ring: Missile, Nuke Tests Detailed

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un / Getty Images

SEOUL—New details emerged here regarding recent North Korean nuclear and missile tests, Inside the Ring has learned.

First, North Korea succeeded in developing its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the KN-20, in a relatively fast five to six years and with extensive assistance from both Russia and China.

The first test-firing of the KN-20 ICBM took place on July 4, 2017, and was described by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as an Independence Day "gift" for "American bastards," the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported at the time. A second KN-20 was launched 24 days later.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.