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Russia tests nuclear capable intercontinental missile

Russia has announced the first test launch of its new, nuclear-capable Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile system. The rocket, launched on Wednesday from a facility in northern Russia towards a firing range in the east, should give the country’s enemies pause, according to Vladimir Putin. Speaking on Russian television, the Russian president said the weapon will “make those who, in the heat of frantic, aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country, think twice.” Watch more videos at Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB
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