North Korea claims it has successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles.
The country’s weekend-long tests will be its first in several months. Its test would highlight the country’s continued expansion of military capabilities in the face of a deadlock in nuclear negotiations.
According to the Korean Central News Agency, cruise missiles that had been in development for two years were successfully launched Monday. They hit targets 1,500 km away on Saturday and Sunday.
The North hailed its new weapons as a “strategic weapon of great significance” that meets leader Kim Jong Un’s call to strengthen the country’s military might.
According to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, North Korean activity is a sign of the danger it poses for the international community.