The new ICBM, called the Hwasong-15, was ordered by leader Kim Jong Un and is the country's the most powerful missile so far, according to a televised broadcast. It added that the nation's missile program will not threaten any country as long as they do not infringe on North Korea's sovereignty.
The statement also confirmed details about the Hwasong-15 launch, which it described as successful: The device was fired at a lofted trajectory, hit an altitude of 4,475 kilometers and flew 950 km during a 53-minute flight. These statistics were already known by the international community.
In July, Pyongyang tested an ICBM known as the Hwasong-14 that was believed to be capable of hitting a bit more than half of the continental U.S.