‘New type of guided missile’: North Korea reports testing of nuclear weapons system

“New type of guided missile”
North Korea reports testing of nuclear weapons system

Pyongyang has not tested any nuclear warheads since 2017. Now, state news agency KCNA is reporting that North Korea has tested a new weapons system to increase the effectiveness of its nuclear weapons. Photos show dictator Kim Jong Un applauding the launch of the test.

North Korea says it has tested a new weapons system that will increase the effectiveness of its tactical nuclear weapons. The “new type of tactical guided missile” is “of great significance in significantly improving the firepower of artillery units at the front and increasing the effectiveness of the use of tactical nuclear weapons”, the agency reported. KCNA state press.

According to this, leader Kim Jong Un was present at the test. It was not known exactly when exactly this had taken place. However, Kim gave a military research team “important instructions on how to further expand defense capabilities and nuclear combat troops”, KCNA reported. Photos published by the Rodong Sinmun newspaper showed a smiling Kim applauding as he watched the weapon’s test firing.

The United States recently warned of a possible North Korean nuclear weapons test around North Korea’s National Day, April 15. Pyongyang has not tested any nuclear weapons since 2017. More recently, however, leader Kim had a whole series of missile tests carried out, and the military also fired an ICBM for the first time since 2017. Satellite images show also signs of new activity in a tunnel at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

North Korea has tested nuclear weapons six times since 2006

North Korea recently threatened South Korea to use nuclear weapons in the event of a preemptive attack. The country celebrated the 110th birthday of republic founder Kim Il Sung on Friday with a grand public procession, fireworks and synchronized dancing, but without the usual military parade.

North Korea has tested nuclear weapons six times since 2006 and in 2017 announced the success of its most recent and powerful test – a hydrogen bomb with an estimated yield of 250 kilotons. Experts assume that Pyongyang is now focusing on reducing warheads so that they can be mounted on its ICBMs.

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