North Korea has announced successful launch of medium-range missiles, adding that it considered this a necessary weapon to increase the country's capacity when carrying out a "pre-emptive nuclear attack".
Pyongyang launched two missiles from its eastern coast into the sea on Wednesday, the second of them appeared to function with relative success, EFE news reported.
"The test-firing was successfully conducted without having any slightest effect to the security of surrounding countries," North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA said in a statement on Thursday.
Statement confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was present for the test-fire of the medium long-range strategic ballistic missile named Hwasong-10.
According to KCNA, Kim felt that the missile is "needed to increase in a sustained way our preemptive nuclear attack capability and continue the study and development of diverse strategic attack weapons."
"The current test-fire marked an important occasion in further strengthening the nuclear attack capacity of our state," the statement quoted the leader as saying.
Latest tests were the fifth and sixth time that the country test-fired Musudan missiles since April.