The South Korean army had previously revealed that its neighbor had fired several cruise missiles into the Yellow Sea at a time when tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang were at their peak.
North Korea test-fired a new generation of strategic cruise missiles on Wednesday, January 24, the state press agency said. The KCNA report did not specify the number of missiles tested, but it came hours after the South Korean military said the North had fired several cruise missiles toward the Yellow Sea west of the peninsula. Korean.
The South Korean military had previously revealed that its northern neighbor had fired several cruise missiles towards the Yellow Sea at a time when tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang were at their peak. “Our military has detected several cruise missiles fired by North Korea toward the Yellow Sea,” South Korea's general staff chiefs said at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday (10 p.m. GMT Tuesday). “The detailed specifications are being closely analyzed by South Korean and US intelligence agencies,” he added.
Tests of cruise missiles flying in the atmosphere are not covered by the sanctions imposed by the UN against North Korea. And this is in contrast to ballistic missiles, whose trajectory takes place mainly in space, and nuclear weapons.