North Korea Says It Test-Fired New Hypersonic Missile

North Korea Says It Test-Fired New Hypersonic Missile

Andrew H. Sweet

North Korea fired the missile towards the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said. Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their "double standards" on weapons programs to restart diplomatic talks.

The development of the weapon system increases North Korea's defense capabilities, KCNA said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not inspect the launch, according to the report.

"In the first test-launch, national defense scientists confirmed the navigational control and stability of the missile in the active section," the report said.

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