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North Korea says it test-fired hypersonic missile Wednesday – state media

According to the report, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn’t attend the launch.

“The successive successful test launches in the hypersonic missile sector have a strategic significance of accelerating the task of modernizing the national strategic force suggested by the 8th Party Congress and completing the most important task among the top five tasks in the strategic weapons sector of the five-year plan,” KCNA stated.

The missile was separated after launch, maneuvered 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) from the preliminary launch, and hit the goal set at 700 kilometers (435 miles) with out an error, KCNA reported.

The Japan Coast Guard stated after studies of the launch Wednesday that the projectile fell into the ocean off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.

Shortly after the launch Wednesday, South Korea’s National Security Council expressed concerns over North Korea’s launch of a missile, which it presumed to be a ballistic missile, and referred to as for resumption of dialogue with North Korea to ease stress in inter-Korean relations, in line with the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential workplace. 

South Korea’s Unification Ministry urged North Korea to reply to its efforts to succeed in peace and cooperation by way of dialogue. 

Last September, North Korea stated it had examined a brand new hypersonic missile, Hawasong-8, from Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County of Jagang province.

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