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Pyongyang's Rockets Ready for Deployment Following 'Final Test-Fire'

Sputnik News

05:44 22.03.2016(updated 08:19 22.03.2016)

North Korea's short-range missile tests are complete; the country's next step is to make its new multiple rocket system fully operational and ready for combat, Pyongyang's state media reported on Tuesday.

TOKYO (Sputnik) – On Monday, North Korea launched five short-range missiles, which landed in the Sea of Japan. The same day, South Korean President Park Geun-hye ordered his country's officials to prepare to deter potential "reckless provocations" from the North.

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the launch was "the final test-fire" of North Korea's multiple rocket system ahead of its deployment for real combat.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally inspected the test-fire, praising the "perfect accuracy" of the launch system, the agency reported.

Last week, Kim instructed the country's military to prepare for conducting new nuclear and missile tests to protect the country against the alleged threat from the United States, despite the sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council (UNSC) against Pyongyang.


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