|North Korea's Hwasong-14 Ballistic Missile|
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea does not appear to have the technology to strike the United States with accuracy, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday, referring to the North's recent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Air Force Gen. Paul Selva told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that despite recent developments in the North's ICBM capability, the July 4 test-firing did not demonstrate an ability to guide a missile to the U.S.
"I ... am not sanguine that the test on the 4th of July demonstrates that they have the capacity to strike the United States with any degree of accuracy or reasonable confidence of success," he said.
On the missile's range, Selva acknowledged it could reach the U.S. and that improvements to the technology will have to be watched carefully.
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