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North Korea said it tested a 'historic' rocket after Tillerson's 'all options' commentsby Circa News
Global News

"The whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries."

Kim Jong-un

North Korea announced Sunday that it had tested a rocket engine of "historic significance," just days after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "all options" were on the table to stop the country's missile program.

Dictator Kim Jong-un called the day of the test the "March 18 revolution."

WATCH | On Friday, Tillerson said "all options" were on the table to derail North Korea's missile program, including military action.

The new rocket uses liquid fuel as opposed to solid fuel, The Washington Post reports. Liquid-fueled rockets are easier to spot by satellite since they require more outdoor preparation. 

North Korea claimed the rocket was made without "dependence on the technology of other countries." 

In his New Year's address, Kim said North Korea was in the "final stage of preparation" for an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the United States. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.