North Korea says it has test-fired an anti-aircraft missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons launches in recent weeks.

The Korean Central News Agency said Friday the test-launch performed Thursday is “of very practical significance in studying and developing various prospective anti-aircraft missile system.”

North Korea has recently mixed its weapons tests with conditional talks with Seoul in what some experts say is an attempt to extract outside concessions.

Earlier this week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his willingness to restore communication channels with rival South Korea while slamming the United States for its hostility against the North.

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