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N. Korea: Long-Range Rockets Can Hit Continental U.S.

North Korea said it has rockets capable of hitting the U.S., in the totalitarian country’s first response to the U.S. agreeing to let South Korea extend the range of its ballistic missiles.

The rockets are “within the scope of strike” of American military bases in Japan and Guam as well as the U.S. mainland, the state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted an unidentified National Defense Commission official as saying. North Korea “is prepared to counter nuclear attack and missile attack of the U.S., South Korea and all other following forces in kind,” according to the statement.

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