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North Korea conducted test of cruise missile in Yellow Sea

North Korea conducted test of cruise missile in Yellow Sea Photo: North Korea announced another test of cruise missiles (Getty Images)

On Saturday, February 3, North Korea announced that it successfully conducted a test of the "super-large warhead of a guided missile." The operation took place in the Yellow Sea, reports Yonhap.

The South Korean news agency has noted that on the eve, Pyongyang conducted tests of a new type of anti-aircraft missile.

The current launch of a cruise missile in the Yellow Sea was carried out for the "rapid development of the technologies in various aspects such as function, performance and operation of new-type weapon systems," as reported by the Rocket Management of North Korea.

Additionally, the North Korean side adds that the tests are part of "routine activities," according to the Korean Central News Agency.

At the same time, Pyongyang does not specify how many missiles were launched or how far they traveled.

Launches of North Korean missiles

It has been reported that North Korea launched several cruise missiles near its western coast over the past week. Last week, North Korea claimed to have conducted tests of "strategic" cruise missiles, suggesting that they may be intended for carrying nuclear warheads.

Before this, North Korea launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan, causing concern in Tokyo.

It is worth noting that at the end of January, the White House revealed that North Korea is attempting to develop long-range ballistic missiles and continues to work on military production.