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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Inspects Newly Built Submarine

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

Date: 23/07/2019

Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, inspected a newly built submarine.

The submarine built under the meticulous guidance and special attention of Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un will perform its duty in the operational waters of the East Sea of Korea and its operational deployment is near at hand.

Making a round of the submarine, the Supreme Leader learned in detail about its operational and tactical data and combat weapon systems.

He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the submarine was designed and built to be capable of fully implementing the military strategic intention of the Party under various circumstances.

Saying that the operational capacity of a submarine is an important component in national defence of our country bounded on its east and west by sea, he stressed the need to steadily and reliably increase the national defence capability by directing big efforts to the development of the naval weapons and equipment such as submarine.

Explaining the Party's strategic plan for the use of submarine and underwater operation, he elaborated on the immediate duty and strategic tasks facing the field of national defence science and submarine industry to carry out the plan.

He said with pride that the successful building of the Korean-style powerful submarine is the fruition of the noble patriotism and loyalty of officials, scientists, technicians and workers in the field of national defence science and munitions factories who have worked hard to boost national defence capability, true to the Party's policy on attaching importance to defence science and technology, and another great demonstration of the might of our defence industry making a leap forward.

He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, Hong Yong Chil, Yu Jin, Kim Jong Sik, Ri Jong Sik, Choe Myong Chol, Jang Chang Ha and other senior officials of the Party Central Committee and the field of national defence science. -0-

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