North Korea confirmed Monday that the weapon launched a day earlier was its most powerful missile tested since late 2017, state-run media reported, in a move that could mark an end to nearly four years of leader Kim Jong Un’s self-imposed moratorium on longer-range tests.

Analysts said the missile in question was an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) after Japan and South Korea reported the launch Sunday. It was the nuclear-armed country’s seventh round of weapons tests this month.

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