NK has taken another important step towards having a viable nuclear arsenal with the successful trial of an ICBM.
Kim Jong-un says new missile is 'gift' to 'American bastards' from North Korea on Independence Day.
One major hurdle left for Kim Jong-un is working out how to make his nuclear bombs small enough to be delivered by the missile. That is not an insurmountable obstacle.
The US Sate Department have issued a statement stating that it "will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea". How exactly to prevent this outcome is not clear.