North Korea: Kim Jong-un attended testing of new missile system

North Korea: Kim Jong-un attended testing of new missile system

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the first test of a new type of guided missile on Wednesday, the official North Korean news agency KCNA reported Thursday, after the South Korean military reported the Eve of the firing of two short-range ballistic missiles carried out by Pyongyang.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un attended testing of new missile system

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the first test of a new type of guided missile on Wednesday, the official North Korean news agency KCNA reported Thursday, after the South Korean military reported the Eve of two short-range ballistic missiles fired by Pyongyang.

This test verified the combat effectiveness of this system, said the KCNA, adding that Kim Jong-un predicted that this new weapon would cause significant damage to its potential targets.

According to the KCNA, it is a weapon which “will play a large role in military operations on the ground”.

The North Korean number one had already witnessed shootings carried out by Pyongyang last week, which the official press had then described as the demonstration of a “new guided tactical weapon” and a warning to the attention of Korea South for joint military exercises scheduled for August with the United States.

In Seoul, South Korea’s military staff said Wednesday morning that North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the Hodo Peninsula on the country’s east coast and that the missiles have traveled about 250 km in flight.

Work on denuclearization

Britain, Germany and France have called for a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday to discuss the North Korean missile attacks, we learned from diplomats. The sanctions imposed by the United Nations on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic programs prohibit Pyongyang from launching ballistic missiles.

A senior representative of the US Department of Defense said on Wednesday that the United States had no plans to change planned joint military exercises with South Korea, despite the pressure North Korea seeks to exert on this. question via his missile fire.

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton said recent missile tests by Pyongyang did not violate Kim Jong-un’s promise to Donald Trump about ballistic missiles with intercontinental range. he clarified.

Speaking in an interview with Fox Business television station on Wednesday, however, he said the United States still expected North Korea to prepare for a resumption of talks between the two countries.

It is worth asking “when real diplomacy will begin, when working meetings on denuclearization will begin,” Bolton said, recalling that Kim Jong-un promised the resumption of talks between Pyongyang and Washington during his meeting with Donald Trump on June 30 at the demilitarized border between the two Koreas.

(with Reuters)