North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported that Sunday’s missile test was a simulation of a tactical nuclear attack on enemies. The tactical exercises were personally supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who watched the launch of the ballistic missile with his daughter.
South Korean Armed Forces and Japan announced the discovery on Sunday short-range ballistic missile launched by North Koreathat fell into the Sea of Japan. It was the fifth missile test carried out by North Korea in retaliation for joint exercises USA and South Korea, which Pyongyang describes as preparations for an invasion of North Korea.
Her leader Kim Jong Un “directed” Saturday and Sunday combined tactical drills aimed at preparing for a nuclear counterattack, KCNA reported. The photos shared by the agency show the dictator in the company of his daughter during the observation of the missile test.
According to KCNA, the maneuvers culminated in a missile test, which was “an exercise simulating a nuclear strike on an important hostile target.” The missile was equipped with a test warhead that simulated a nuclear warhead, it said.
Kim: Enemies’ aggressive footsteps become more pronounced
Kim expressed satisfaction with the results of the exercise and announced more. He stressed the need to “improve preparedness” to launch “immediate and overwhelming nuclear counterattack at any time” to “always strike fear among enemies,” the KCNA cable said.
The dictator assessed that the “aggressive steps of the enemies against the DPRK are becoming more and more pronounced”, which requires “an exponential strengthening of nuclear deterrent”. The KCNA stressed that Kim had set the direction and strategic goals as part of “nuclear forces’ preparation for war.”
Main photo source: PAP/EPA/KCNA