North Korea says it successfully test-fired long-range cruise missiles
North Korea has claimed it successfully test-fired new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend.
The country said in a message sent early Monday local time that test launches of the newly developed missiles struck targets 932 miles away on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
The Hermit Kingdom hailed the missiles as “strategic weapon(s) of great significance.”
The reported weekend launch was North Korea’s first known testing activity since March.
Nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea have hit a wall since a 2019 summit between then-President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Talks stalled after the US had rejected North Korea’s demand for major sanctions relief in return to a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities.
There has been no progress under the Biden administration with North Korea rejecting any chances at a dialogue and demanding the US government first abandon its “hostile” policies.