North Korea fires cruise missiles

North Korea conducted successful cruise missile tests last weekend, reports state news agency KCNA. The long-distance missiles flew 1,500 kilometers before hitting targets and landed in territorial waters of the country during tests held Saturday and Sunday.

The development of the missiles provides โ€œthe strategic importance of having another effective deterrent to ensure the security of our state more reliably and strongly curb the military maneuvers of the hostile forces,โ€ said the state news agency. Pyongyang has long been accusing the US and South Korea of โ€œhostile policyโ€ towards the country.

The US is deeply concerned about the North Koreans weapons programs, who have tested missiles that can reach parts of the US mainland. The previous US President Donald Trump repeatedly spoke about this with dictator Kim, who in turn wants the heavy sanctions against his regime to be removed. The consultation did not lead to a breakthrough and the talks have been stopped for quite some time now.