N.Korea test-fires long-range cruise missile

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Seoul, Sept. 13 (Reuters).– North Korea carried out successful long-range cruise missile tests over the weekend, its state media, KCNA,* said on Monday, amid a protracted standoff with the United States over desnuclearisation.

The missiles flew 1,500 km (930 miles) before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters during the tests held on Saturday and Sunday, KCNA said.

The development of the missiles provides "strategic significance of possessing another effective deterrence means for more reliably guaranteeing the security of our state and strongly containing the military maneuvers of the hostile forces," KCNA said.

* The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the state news agency of North Korea.
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