North Korea has missile capable of reaching US after modernisation: Russian MP

North Korea is reportedly looking to increase the range of their ballistic missiles.
North Korea is reportedly looking to increase the range of their ballistic missiles.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - North Korea's leadership has told Russian lawmakers that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000km that will be able to reach United States territory after modernisation, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday (Oct 10).

Interfax cited Mr Anton Morozov, a lawmaker and member of the Lower House of Parliament's international affairs committee, who visited Pyongyang from Oct 2 to Oct 6.

North Korea aims to increase the range of its ballistic missiles to 9,000km, Mr Morozov was quoted as saying.

"There was no talk about the deadline (for solving this task)," he said.