North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised test firing of new multiple rocket launcher, reports state media

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher, state media said on Thursday.

Agence France-Presse August 01, 2019 09:09:51 IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised test firing of new multiple rocket launcher, reports state media
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher, state media said on Thursday

  • Kim 'guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31', state-run KCNA said

  • South Korea's military on Wednesday said that two ballistic missiles had been fired from the Wonsan area on North Korea's east coast

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher, state media said on Thursday. Kim "guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31", state-run KCNA said.

North Korean leader Kim Jongun supervised test firing of new multiple rocket launcher reports state media

File image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. AP

South Korea's military on Wednesday said that two ballistic missiles had been fired from the Wonsan area on North Korea's east coast. Kim "repeatedly expressed satisfaction over the result of the test-fire," and "highly appreciated" the national defence science and munitions industry personnel who have "made another wonderful Korean-style multiple launch rocket system", KCNA said.
While there was little further detail on the weapons, the guided rockets "will play a main role in ground military operations", KCNA said.

The North is banned from ballistic missile launches under UN Security Council resolutions, but Wednesday's firings were the second such in less than a week, despite a meeting between leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump last month.

Pyongyang and Washington are engaged in a long-running diplomatic process over the North's nuclear and missile programmes that has seen three high-profile encounters between their leaders in the space of a year. Pyongyang has warned that further negotiations could be derailed by Washington and Seoul's refusal to scrap the annual military manoeuvres between their forces.

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