North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un participated in a photo session with scientists, technicians, workers and officials who were part of the successful test-fire of the submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) by the country’s navy earlier this month.
“When Kim Jong Un appeared in the venue of the photo session, all the participants broke into enthusiastic welcoming cheers.” A report in the official North Korean News Agency said today.
“The acquisition of the SLBM firing technique is another historical event which fully displayed the dignity and might of Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's Korea over the world”, the report quoted the leader as saying.
He said the “eye-opening miracle” could be created thanks to the ardent loyalty, noble patriotism and fortitude displayed by the scientists, technicians, workers and officials. He expressed that they would produce much more cutting-edge military hardware for implementing the strategic plan of the WPK Central Committee.
Meanwhile, A U.N. panel reported Thursday that it will look into North Korea's recent launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile to determine whether the test violated U.N. resolutions banning Pyongyang from any ballistic missile activity.
The Security Council's North Korea Sanctions Committee made the report in a Security Council meeting. If the committee determines the North's test constitutes a violation of Security Council resolutions, it could bring more sanctions on the communist nation.
The committee's decision came after South Korea sent a letter asking it to take up the matter.
On May 9, North Korea claimed it successfully carried out an SLBM test underwater, renewing tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid concern that the North's SLBM capability, if fully developed, would pose a serious threat because its mobile nature would make it very difficult to detect preparations for a launch.
North Korea is expected to protest the committee's decision to look into the test.
North Korea claims to have succeeded in miniaturizing its nuclear weapons on high-precision long range rockets, various media reported today. "It has been a long time since we began miniaturising and diversifying our means of nuclear strike," the National Defence Commission (NDC) said in a statement to the official Korean Central News Agency
North Korea will develop fully operational ballistic submarine in about two to three years, a senior South Korean defense official said Monday. The photos of a test of North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile appeared authentic, the official was quoted as saying by Reuters Today
North Korea has test-fired a submarine-based ballistic missile, which would allow North Korea to deploy projectiles far beyond the Korean peninsula. The countrys leader Kim Jong-un said "a strategic weapon capable of wiping out hostile forces in any waters", the North's official news agency KCNA reported Saturday
South Korean Defense Ministry has earmarked nearly 9 trillion won ($8.31 billion) to secure military capabilities from 2016-2020 in a bid to detect and destroy North Koreas nuclear arms and ballistic missiles, The Korea Herald reported Monday
North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un has sacked the chief of the country's spy agency on suspected abuse of power after the ruling party conducted surveillance on the ministry. Kim Won-hong, 72, was dismissed from the head of the Ministry of State Security after the party's audit late last year found his agency had abused its authority
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