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N. Korea says missiles can reach US mainland

SEOUL — North Korea claimed Tuesday to have missiles that can reach the US mainland, and it said that the recent agreement between Washington and the South Korean government to extend the range of South Korean ballistic missiles was increasing the risk of war on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea has often threatened to strike the ‘‘heart’’ of the United States, and a propaganda poster there shows a North Korean missile hitting what looks unmistakably like Capitol Hill. But the warning issued Tuesday was more detailed.

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