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North Korea announces test of ‘new type of hypersonic missile’

It was reported that North Korea tested a “new type of hypersonic missile” yesterday.

The North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on the missile tested yesterday morning.

Accordingly, it was stated that the missile, which was tested yesterday morning, was a “new type of hypersonic” and the test resulted in success.

In the news, the word “Successful successes in test trials in the field of hypersonic missiles is of strategic value, they accelerate the modernization of the state’s armed forces” was used.

KCNA did not provide information that North Korean president Kim Jong-un, who will turn new on January 8, is watching the trial.

Rodong Sinmun, the national newspaper close to the ruling Labor Party (WPK), shared a photo of the moment of the missile test with the public.

It was reported that the WPK Central Committee was “greatly pleased” with the outcome of the experiment in question.

USA and South Korea met

It is noted that it is a problem to stop hypersonic missiles, which have a cruise speed 5 times faster than the speed of sound, by existing missile prevention systems.

Japan’s Kyodo agency stated that Japan and South Korea could face a “security problem” if “nuclear warheads” are mounted on such missiles.

The South Korean General Staff reported that a missile was launched from the Jagang region in the north of North Korea at 08:10 am local time yesterday.

The US and South Korea’s Special Representatives for North Korea, Sung Kim, and Noh Kyu Duk exchanged views on the phone.

Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo stated that “the item that appears to be a ballistic missile was launched from the interior of North Korea to the Sea of ​​Japan without error.”

North Korea, which made its last test in October 2021, claimed that this missile is a new type of ballistic missile launched from a submarine.

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