N. Korea says it will test ICBM soon

N. Korea says it will test ICBM soon
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North Korea on Wednesday warned that it is ready to "send the shiver down [America's] spine" by testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) soon.

"Just because the U.S. is located more than ten thousand kilometers away, does not make the country safe (from us). The U.S. is still located on the face of the earth … soon our ICBM will send the shiver down its spine," wrote Rodong Sinmun, the primary publication of the ruling Worker’s Party, according to NK News.

The publication claimed North Korean scientists have been able to diversify and miniaturize its nuclear weapons that can now be launched "anytime and anywhere."

"We have miniaturized, lightened and diversified our nuclear weapons, and they can be loaded on various delivery systems to be launched anytime and anywhere," the newspaper said.

"There is nothing we are afraid of. In the future, phenomenal incidents to strengthen our national defense power will take place multiple times and repeatedly."

The warning is the latest in a series of threats by the North Korean government, which has publicly touted its latest advancements with the nuclear weapons program.

In his annual New Year's address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country is making final preparations to test its first ICBM.

"We have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket," Kim said on state television.