The North Korean missile launch this past weekend was record setting, according to U.S. officials.

FOX's Lucas Tomlinson has more from the Pentagon:

U.S. officials tell FOX, North Korea's missile flew four minutes longer than any previous ballistic missile test in the history of the rogue communist regime. The KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile flew for about 30 minutes, landing just 70 miles south of the Russian city of Vladivostok.

But the Russian defense ministry claims the North Korean missile landed over 300 miles away. The KN-17 uses liquid-fuel, which missile experts say could be North Korea's easiest path to fielding an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, which could one day reach the United States.

At the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson, FOX News.

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