President Donald Trump issued North Korea with an apocalyptic warning on Tuesday, saying it faced "fire and fury" over its weapons programs, as Pyongyang said it was considering a missile strike near the US territory of Guam.
Kim Jong-un boasted of North Korea's ability to strike any target in the US after a second intercontinental ballistic missile test that weapons experts said Saturday could even bring New York into range.
Tuesday's launch — acknowledged as an ICBM by Washington — marked a milestone in Pyongyang's decadeslong drive for the capability to threaten the US mainland with a nuclear strike, and poses a stark foreign policy challenge for Donald Trump.
The 22-year-old, who had suffered severe brain damage, was medically evacuated to the United States on June 13. He died Monday at 2:20 p.m. (1820 GMT), surrounded by relatives in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.