North Korea on Thursday conducted a test with a new newly developed anti-aircraft missile, state media KCNA reported on Friday. It is the latest in a series of weapons tests, and talks with the United States on denuclearization continue to be stalled.
It was the second test just this week after Pyongyang launched an invisible hypersonic missile on Tuesday.
It has also launched ballistic missiles and a cruise missile with nuclear potential in recent weeks.
Evidence has shown that North Korea is constantly developing increasingly sophisticated weapons, increasing the risk that it will give up its nuclear and missile programs in exchange for easing US sanctions.
The Defense Science Academy said the missile contains important new technologies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does not appear to have attended the final test, which was overseen by Pak Jong Chon, a member of the ruling Bureau of Labor and Politburo Central Committee.
Pyongyang has argued in recent weeks that weapons tests are intended to boost self-defense capabilities, accusing the United States and South Korea of ”double standards” and “hostile policies” toward it.
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