In a move expected to have far-reaching implications — including for Japan — North Korea proclaimed a successful launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Tuesday that it said "can strike any place in the world."

North Korean state-run television said the missile, known as the Hwasong-14, reached an altitude of 2,800 km and hit a target after flying 933 km. It said the test had been overseen by leader Kim Jong Un.

State-run TV said the launch — which came as Americans prepared to mark Independence Day in the U.S. — was of "a very powerful ICBM that can strike any place in the world" and was "a major breakthrough in the history of our country."