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The North tested the new missile Sunday, and experts say it was the most successful missile test yet.
North Korea says the missile it launched Sunday is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The North's Korean Central News Agency said the launch was "aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications" of the new long-range ballistic missile.
And the state-owned media outlet claims the rocket can hold a "large-size, heavy nuclear warhead."
Officials in South Korea say they need more information before they can confirm the North's nuclear warhead claims.
But experts believe this latest launch was North Korea's most successful missile test ever.
And some say it's a sign the country is getting closer to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.
Still, U.S. officials said the type of missile fired during Sunday's test was "not consistent" with an ICBM. And some analysts believe it could take North Korea years to master the technology needed to build a reliable one.
Around 500 people had gathered for a procession from the mosque to celebrate the birth of the prophet, known as Mawlid an-Nabi.
Radioactive elements, except tritium and carbon-14, have been mostly filtered from the water that is being released into the Pacific Ocean.
The Pentagon credited the U.S. Army, U.S. Forces Korea, the Department of Defense, Sweden and China for their assistance in securing the release.
Republican lawmakers met early in the morning on Saturday with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund government operations.
House passage came after Speaker Kevin McCarthy dropped plans for steep spending cuts and relied on Democratic help.
U.S. Central Command said it conducted the successful mission capturing a facilitation official during an operation, with no civilian casualties.