North Korea tests missile it claims can reach ‘anywhere in the world’

( CNN) North Korea claims to have conducted its first successful test of a long-range missile that it says can “reach anywhere in the world.”

Tuesday morning’s missile test reached a height of 2,802 kilometers( 1,741 miles ), according to nation broadcaster Korea Central Television, which would be thehighest altitude a North Korean missile had ever reached.

The country claimed it was an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, which would put the United States on notice that Pyongyang could potentially hit the US mainland.

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