North Kim Jung Eun inspects newly constructed submarine ... "Arrangement of the East Sea Operational Area"

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's secretary of state, visited the newly-built submarine, the Chosun Central News Agency reported on Tuesday. "The commissioner Kim Jong Eun has looked back at the newly built submarine," he said. "We looked at the submarine and specifically asked about operational tactical specifications and weapon combat systems."


Kim Jong-un, North Korea's secretary of state, visited the newly-built submarine, the Chosun Central News Agency reported on Tuesday.

"We looked at the submarine and specifically asked about operational tactical specifications and weapon combat systems of Ham," said Kang Jong-eun.

"The submarine will be in operation in the East Sea and will be in operation," he said.

However, Central Communications did not mention the size or specification of the submarine or the area visited by Kim.

However, the North Korean media reported on the previous day that Kim had voted for the local people's council election in South Hamkyung province on May 21, and that he was in the area and found a shipbuilding site in Sinpo, which is capable of building a submarine.

In June, North Korea's specialist media, North, said in June that the construction of a submarine, which could be a Sino-class ballistic missile submarine, continued at Sinpo Shipyard based on commercial satellite images.

The submarine is expected to be used for military operations in the East Sea.
"The Supreme Leader (Kim Jong Eun) comrade expressed great satisfaction about the design and construction of the submarine so that it can smoothly carry out the military strategic prayers of our party even in the context of each situation."

Kim Jong Eun said, "In Korea, where the East and the West are the sea, the operational capability of the submarine is an important component of the national defense capability." "We must continue to build up our national defense capability with great force in the development of naval armed devices including submarines. "He said.

He also pointed to the use of submarines and the immediate tasks and strategic tasks of underwater operations, defense sciences and submarine industries, but did not comment on specifics.

The inspection was carried out by the first deputy chief of the Orthodox leadership of Cho Yongwon Labor Party, Hong Chul Chil, Eugene,

In November last year, Choi Myung-chul, who is believed to have been accompanied by Kim Jong Il's "new high-tech tactical weapon" test map,

The first deputy head of Hong Yeol-chul and Eugene attended the inspection of Kim Jong-il's Janggangdo-Pyongan-gun military plant in early June, while Kim Jeong-sik was in charge of testing the new-type tactical guided weapon in April.

North Korea's move is noteworthy because of the delayed talks between Kim Jong Eun and President Trump during the dramatic meeting of Panmunjom on March 30th.

Mr. Trump said negotiations would begin in the next two to three weeks, but negotiations have not progressed since North Korea blamed the US-Japan alliance for training on October 16 and linked it to resuming business negotiations.

In this regard, it is observed that the inspection of the submarine's drying is also an extension of the US "pressure".

In addition, it is said that there is an intention to eliminate "security concerns" that can be raised inside North Korea by showing that it attaches importance to security even in the phase of denuclearization negotiations.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of National Defense said in its White Paper on the Defense of 2018 that the underwater power of the North Korean Navy was composed of about 70 vessels, including Romeo-class submarines and submersibles. "Recently, a whale-class submarine capable of carrying a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) We are strengthening our power, "he said.

(Photo: Korea Central News Agency, Yonhap News)

ref: sbskr