North Korea "successfully" fired a new type of sea-to-air missile, the official KCNA agency said on Friday. The launch was a "testing of a new cruise ship-to-sea missile," adding that the missile "correctly locates and hits its targets".

Missile that could reach American continent

According to the KCNA, this powerful missile can hit every potential enemy ship. The South Korean defense ministry announced on Thursday morning that North Korea fired off the sea-to-sea missiles less than a week after stricter international sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile trials.

Since the beginning of 2016, Pyongyang has carried out dozens of rocket tests and two nuclear tests. North Korea wants to produce an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a nuclear warhead that could reach the American continent. U.S. President Donald Trump said that such a missile will not be able to "reach America" because the U.S. missile defense systems will intercept it in time. The UN Security Council posed new sanctions against twenty North Korean officials and companies.

A selfish move

North Korea has joined a large number of countries that have denounced U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. An unnamed North Korean foreign ministry official for the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has sharply criticized Trump's "short and silent decision," warning that "global warming is one of the most challenging issues that humanity is facing today".

The same official claimed that the U.S. withdrawal from the deal, announced by Trump on June 1, is the result of his policy under the slogan "America first" and a misinterpretation of "the fact that environmental protection is in their own interest." This is the culmination of selfishness seeking only its own benefit at the cost of the entire planet," the North Korean official concluded in his statement.

The Paris Accord that was agreed at a Paris-2015 conference, was one of the main achievements of Trump's forerunner Barack Obama, the Washington Post writes. More than 190 countries signed it and promised to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Only two countries have not signed an agreement: Nicaragua, who claims the agreement does not go far enough to halt climate change, and Syria, which is under a six-year civil war.