The missiles are "a strategic weapon of great significance" and flew 1,500 km before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters, state media said.
The test-fires were Pyongyang’s first major provocation since President Biden took office in January, an apparent move to pressure the US administration and to boost North Korea’s leverage in future talks.
The move was downplayed by the Biden administration officials as "common" military testing, saying they would not block Washington's efforts to engage with North Korea on denuclearisation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the test of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher", state news agency KCNA reports.
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