North Korea fired several cruise missiles toward the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, the South Korean military said.
North Korea said on Sunday that it successfully tested a new super-large multiple rocket launch system on the previous day under the guidance of leader Kim Jong-un.
Kim “guided the test-fire of newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher on Saturday”, Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a report.
“The test-fire proved that all the tactical and technological specifications of the system correctly reached the preset indexes.”
The KCNA further said that Kim underscored the need to push for an indomitable offensive campaign and intensify the development of its own style of strategic and tactical weapons “for resolutely frustrating the ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of the hostile forces”, Yonhap News Agency reported.
The North Korean leader also underscored “the need to push ahead with an indomitable offensive campaign… to step up the development of Korean-style strategic and tactical weapons for resolutely frustrating the ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of the hostile forces”, Yonhap quoted KCNA as saying.
Kim also marked August 24 as “an unforgettable good day”, recalling that on the same day three years ago “we succeeded even in a few strategic underwater ballistic missile test-firing which the world has ever seen”, a reference to the country’s firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
The KCNA reported that senior party and military officials, including Ri Pyong-chol and Kim Jong-Sik, accompanied the leader’s guidance, and the photos the North released showed that the leader’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, was also at the scene although she was not cited by the media
The North also released several images, showing the mobile rocket launcher, loaded on a military truck and equipped with four launching tubes.
(With IANS inputs)