North Korea tests long-range cruise missiles


North Korea announced Monday that it has successfully test-fired a new type of long-range cruise missile in the past two days, according to state media.

The Korean Central News Agency said in a statement that the Academy of Defense Sciences succeeded in launching a new type of long-range cruise missile on Saturday and Sunday.


It added that the missiles hit the target at a distance of 1,500 km on the territory and over the territorial waters of the country.

After flying on the ellipse and figure 8 for 7,580 seconds (126 minutes) fulfilling all requirements in the design.

The missile test came after joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States last month, which Pyongyang opposed, calling them a “threat to our security”.

In response to the missile launches, US President Joe Biden warned that there would be “reactions” if North Korea continued such an escalation.

In response, North Korea said Washington could face “unwanted events” if it continued its “usual hostility” against Pyongyang.