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On Thursday morning, the South Korean army announced that it had detected rockets flying over the Sea of ​​Japan.

North Korea has confirmed that it tested two long-range cruise missiles as well as surface-to-surface tactical guided missiles over a three-day period, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The outlet said long-range cruise missiles flew over the Sea of ​​Japan on Tuesday, hitting the “target island at 1,800 km,which, they said, goes a long way to “strengthen the country’s war deterrent.

On Thursday, the Pyongyang military tested surface-to-surface tactical guided missiles, which successfully proved that the “the explosive power of the conventional warhead was in accordance with the design requirements,“said KCNA. The missile can be launched from launch trucks and trains, and is said to offer improved maneuverability.

The total number of weapon tests since the start of 2022 is now six.


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Unlike the test firing of a hypersonic missile in mid-January, the launches on Tuesday and Thursday apparently were not personally observed by Kim Jong-un. However, the same media published an article featuring photos of the supreme leader during a visit to an ammunition factory which manufactures a “major weapon system.“According to the article, Kim”highly appreciated the factory carrying out collective innovation and rapid progress in the production of major weapons.

Last week, Pyongyang warned that it could resume”all activities temporarily suspendedin response to new US sanctions and continued military exercises with South Korea.

On Wednesday, a US State Department spokesperson condemned North Korea’s latest firing as a violation of several UN Security Council resolutions and a threat to North Korea’s neighbors and community. international.

Seoul described the launches as “very regrettable,and called an emergency meeting of South Korea’s National Security Council.

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