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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea says it tested new 'tactical guided projectile'

Launches on Thursday underscore steady progress in weapons program amid stalled talks

A newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile, which KCNA reports is launched on March 25, 2021, is pictured in this photo released March 26.    © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea launched a "newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile" on Thursday, state news agency KCNA reported on Friday, as the United States condemned the launches and warned of a threat to international peace and security.

The launches, which were the country's first ballistic missile tests in nearly a year, underscored steady progress in its weapons programme amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States.

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