After US President-elect Donald J. Trump dismissed a North Korean claim that it's developing missiles capable of striking America, here's what we know about one of the world's most secretive states.
From its nuclear capability to its distance from US shores, just click above to find out more about the threat posed by the country.
It comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in his annual New Year's address that preparations for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile have "reached the final stage".
He did not explicitly say a test was imminent. Mr Trump, however, tweeted:
It was unclear if Mr Trump meant he would stop North Korea or he was simply doubting the country's capabilities.
His aides did not respond to questions seeking clarification.
Mr Trump then berated North Korea's most important ally, tweeting:
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