Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

N. Korea: Test of "super-large rocket launcher"

Saturday, Aug. 24 2019

North Korean state media has reported that the country's leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a test of a newly developed "super-large multiple rocket launcher " on Saturday.

The Korean Central News Agency reported on Sunday that Kim was satisfied with the test as he reflected upon August 24, 2016, when, he said, the country succeeded in a test firing of submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

It reported that the leader said North Korea needs to continue to step up the development of strategic and tactical weapons for "resolutely frustrating the ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of hostile forces."

Released photos show a projectile flying upward on orange flame.

And Kim looked satisfied standing next to the launch pad, taking photos with military officers.

South Korea's military announced on Saturday that the North launched two projectiles, which it believes to be short-range ballistic missiles, from South Hamgyong Province in the eastern part of the country.

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