September 30, 2023

North Korea fired cruise missiles near ROK coast, new ICBM: State media

Pyongyang offers first details and photos on record-setting missile launches, military drills last week

North Korea launched cruise missiles into waters off South Korea’s southeastern coast, tested a new long-range missile design and mobilized 500 warplanes during four days of large-scale military drills last week, state media announced Monday, revealing new details and the first photos of the various missile launches.

The report did not mention the presence of leader Kim Jong Un but provided a brief description of each day of activities between Nov. 2 and 5 — framed as a response to joint U.S.-ROK Vigilant Storm air force drills taking place last week.