The top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has again guided a test firing of a new, large-caliber multiple rocket launcher, the country’s official news agency KCNA reported Tuesday.
Kim expressed his satisfaction with the accuracy of the rockets and lauded the officials and scientists in the field of national defense and munitions for successfully producing the launching system, according to reports released by KCNA.
The rocket launcher is “of great strategic importance in remarkably increasing the capability of the KPA (Korean People’s Army) to mount a precision attack on the enemies in the southern part of Korea,” the KCNA quoted Kim as saying.
Kim was accompanied by director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA Hwang Pyong So and chief of the KPA General Staff Ri Myong Su, as well as other party and military officials.
China reminds DPRK not to violate UN resolutions
BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) — China reminded the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to violate the United Nations resolutions after the country fired a total of five short-range projectiles into its eastern waters Monday afternoon.
The most recent barrage of missiles came just three days after Pyongyang fired off what the Republic of Korea’s military assessed as two Rodong ballistic missiles on Friday morning. Full story
DPRK fires 4 short-range projectiles into east waters
SEOUL, March 21 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday fired four short-range projectiles into its eastern waters in an apparent show of force toward the ongoing U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises.
The four projectiles were launched from the DPRK’s northeastern region in South Hamgyong province for 22 minutes through 3:41 p.m. (0641 GMT), an official at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff told Xinhua. Full story