Yesterday, Tuesday, July 4th, North Korea announced they successfully tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The missile reached a height of 1,741 miles, its highest missile test yet.
North Korea is now claiming they're a full-fledged nuclear power and are able to strike any part of the world.
Russia and China released a joint press statement asking North Korea to stop their missile and nuclear programs in exchange for the U.S. and South Korea holding off on future military drills.
But within a few hours of that statement, the U.S. and South Korea announced they held a new ballistic missile drill in the Sea of Japan to counter North Korea's actions.
Experts believe North Korea's missiles would not be able to successfully hit targets. However it is possible they could succeed in doing so within the next 5-10 years.