- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is taking North Korea to task over its desire to develop missiles that could potentially reach United States soil.

The South Carolina Republican on Monday introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning North Korea’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The resolution also calls for the United States to apply all available sanctions.

North Korea has said it was nearly ready to test-launch a ballistic missile of intercontinental range, meaning it could theoretically threaten the United States.

Pyongyang has a wide range of short- and intermediate-range missiles capable of hitting South Korea, as well as U.S. military bases in Japan. It conducted a record number of tests last year, including its first from a submarine, which is an important breakthrough.

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