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Russia has duly notified the United States before launching an intercontinental ballistic missile today, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was quoted as saying by Reuters and AFP.

Kirby noted that the US Department of Defense considers the test routine and that it does not pose a threat to the United States.

Russia has successfully launched its latest intercontinental ballistic missile

Earlier in the day, Russia said it had launched the first test launch of its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, a new addition to Russia's nuclear arsenal, which President Vladimir Putin said would give the country's enemies a reason to think.