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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea successfully test-fires long-range cruise missile: KCNA

Tests held on Saturday and Sunday amid stalled talks with US

Image of a newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile, which KCNA reports is launched on March 25, 2021.    © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, state media said on Monday, seen by analysts as possibly the country's first such weapon with a nuclear capability.

The missiles are "a strategic weapon of great significance" and flew 1,500 km (930 miles) before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters during the tests on Saturday and Sunday, KCNA said.

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