Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the launch of two long-range strategic cruise missiles, state media reported on Thursday, calling it a test to confirm the reliability and operation of nuclear-capable wea to pons deployed military units. The test firing was conducted on Wednesday, and was aimed at ” enhancing the combat efficiency and might ” of cruise missiles deployed to the Korean People’s Army ” for the operation of tactical nukes, ” state media Korea Central News Agency ( KCNA ) said.
Stressing that the test launch was another clear warning to its ” enemies, “said the country ” should continue to expand the operational sphere of the nuclear strategic armed forces to resolutely deter any crucial military crisis and war crisis at any time and completely take the initiative in it, ” according to KCNA. A US state department spokesperson declined to comment and said Washington remained focused on coordinating with its allies and partners to address the threats posed by North Korea. The cruise missiles are among a number of smaller weapons recently developed by North Korea to fly low and maneuver so as to better evade missile defenses.