The North carried out the simulation drill during the weekend with the warheads attached to two long-range cruise missiles that were test-fired into the ocean, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday.
"A firing drill for simulated tactical nuclear attack was conducted at dawn of September 2 to warn the enemies of the actual nuclear war danger," the agency reported.
"Two long-range strategic cruise missiles tipped with mock nuclear warheads were fired" from North Korea's west coast into the sea to the south, it said, adding that the missiles flew 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) at a preset altitude of 150 meters.
The agency called the operation a "counteraction drill" in response to joint military activities by the United States and South Korea.
The new development came after earlier this week, North Korea said the US was increasing the chances of a “nuclear war” on the Korean Peninsula as a result of its reckless confrontational moves.
"Owing to the reckless confrontational moves of the US and other hostile forces, the waters off the Korean Peninsula have been reduced into the world's biggest war hardware concentration spot, [and] the most unstable waters with the danger of a nuclear war," North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday.
Kim was apparently referring to US' deployment of some of its most advanced weaponry, including nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, to the peninsula either as part of agreements with its regional allies, Japan and South Korea, or under the guise of conducting joint military drills.
The North views all military drills conducted by Washington and its regional allies as rehearsals for invasion of its territory.
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Source: Press TV
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