North Korea says test-fired new long-range missile, US warns of ‘threats’ to neighbours
France24 says North Korea test-fired a new “long-range cruise missile” over the weekend, state media reported Monday, with the United States saying the nuclear-armed country was threatening its neighbours and beyond.
Pictures in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper showed a missile exiting one of five tubes on a launch vehicle in a ball of flame, and a missile in horizontal flight.
Such a weapon would represent a marked advance in North Korea’s weapons technology, analysts said, better able to avoid defence systems to deliver a warhead across the South or Japan—both of them US allies.
The test launches took place on Saturday and Sunday, the official Korean Central News Agency said.
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