The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the missile Hwasong-12 launched early Sunday Korea time, and was “capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead.” According to KCNA, the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un is said to have witnessed the test and “hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing.”

North Korean the propaganda is confirmed, the claim marks another big step forward in the country’s escalating efforts to field a nuclear-tipped missile, capable of reaching the U.S. Experts don’t believe North Korea can accomplish it yet, but each new test pushes them closer to the goal.

Officials told Fox News Sunday the U.S. military believes Pyongyang launched a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile — the first successful test in four attempts for the Pyongyang regime.

North Korea made three attempts last month to launch the KN-17, but failed all three times.South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries say the latest and fourth attempt flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 500 miles and reached an unusually high altitude of 1,240 miles up before landing in the Sea of Japan.

South Korean Senior Presidential Secretary Yoon Young-chan says:

“The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation … occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea. The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating.”

At the request of the United States,Japan and South Korea, the U.N. Security Council said Sunday it will hold urgent consultations on North Korea’s latest missile test. Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and the closed consultations will be on Tuesday. Six tougher sanctions resolutions against North Korea have been adopted by the Security Council.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration called the lastest missile test by North Korea unacceptable. Saturday, a top North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui who’s in charge of U.S. relations told reporters in Beijing that Pyongyang she would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations “if the conditions are set.”

The launch came as troops from the U.S., Japan and two European nations gather near Guam for drills that are in a way a message to North Korea. According to Seoul’s Defense Ministry, the aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson is also engaging with South Korean navy ships in waters off the Korean Peninsula.