Reuters reported that the predawn military parade on Saturday showcased the country’s long-range weapons for the first time in two years.
Analysts said the monster missile would be one of the largest road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the world if it becomes operational.
“This missile is a monster,” said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.
Also displayed were the Hwasong-15, which is the longest-range missile ever tested by North Korea, and what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Reuters reported.
The parade was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers’ Party.