Kim oversaw the first test firing of a “new-type large-calibre multiple launch guided rocket system” on Wednesday, North Korean state media reported.
No one seems to know in which direction the US-North Korean denuclearisation negotiations are heading.
North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as “impudent” and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a “new weapon” launch, state media said on Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week’s visit to Seoul
Pyongyang has always been infuriated by military exercises between the South and US, seeing them as rehearsals for invasion, but in the past it has tended to avoid carrying out missile tests
The latest launch came after the South Korean and US militaries began mainly computer-simulated joint exercises on Monday to test Seoul's ability to take operational control in wartime.
Kim said the latest missile test was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the US and South Korean authorities,” according to KCNA.
The United States will no longer be prohibited from having ground-launched intermediate-range missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday
North Korea’s latest missile launch shows the country is no more serious about talks with US (“N.Korea’s latest short-range missile launch complicates US attempts for talks,” Aug.24, Gulf Today). The world is going through its most difficult times because now almost every country is believing that might is right