Kim Jong Un observes test of new weapons to enhance nuclear capabilities
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has observed test firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon aimed at boosting the country’s nuclear capabilities, the North’s KCNA state news agency reported on Sunday.
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“A new type of strategic guided weapon system … Frontline is critical to significantly improving the firepower of long-range artillery units and increasing efficiency in managing DPRK’s strategic nukes,” KCNA said.
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DPRK means the official name of the North, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
KCNA did not say when the test took place but the northern state media usually reported on the leader’s activities a day later.
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The latest launch comes less than a month after North Korea resumed testing its intercontinental ballistic missiles for the first time since 2017. Officials in Seoul and Washington also say there are indications that it may soon resume testing nuclear weapons.