(Bloomberg) -- North Korea conducted another “important test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state-run Korean Central News Agency said in a statement, without providing details.

“A significant test was carried out between 22:41 through 22:48 on the night of Dec. 13 at our Sohae satellite launch site,” according to the statement, which cited a spokesman at the Academy of Defence Science. The test was applauded by the ruling party’s central committee, it said.

The latest test will be used to further strengthen North Korea’s “credible strategic nuclear-war deterrence,” it said.

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