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North Korea calls ballistic missile launch a success

North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA said Monday that its missile launch on Sunday, supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was a successful test of a new weapon it claims can carry a nuclear warhead.

The South Korean military says the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan, traveled 340 miles, and an official told NBC News it was "highly likely" the missile was an improved version of the Musudan-type intermediate-range missile. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch "absolutely intolerable," and said North Korea "must comply with the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions."