“The DPRK is about 10,400km far away from New York. But this is just not a long distance for its strike today,” an opinion piece in the state-run Rodong Sinmun stated on Monday.
The article, titled ‘US hostile policy is bound to go bankrupt’, goes on to state that “the US is feeling uneasy as this might be proven in practice.”
“This is because its hostile policy will end in futile when the DPRK conducts the test-fire of an ICBM capable of precisely striking any place on the US mainland.”
The article also addresses a January tweet by US President Donald Trump, in which he acknowledged Pyongyang’s announcement that it was in the “final stages” of developing a nuclear weapon striking parts of the US, but said that such a strike “won’t happen.”