North Korea has increased its provocations toward the United States with words and actions today. First of all the action took out the missile test again. The public declaration was made yesterday at the Dongchang-ri launch site, which promised to close forever at the inter-Korean summit. I didn't specify what the important test was, and it seems likely that the new engine was tested on a long-range missile that could target the United States.
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North Korea said today that it conducted a very serious test at the satellite launch site of the West Sea in the talks of the Defense Academy in charge of developing new weapons, and the results were successful.
In particular, he stressed that the test results will change their "strategic position once again."
Dongchang-ri, North Korea, has a West Sea satellite launch site that launched long-range rockets rated at ICBM levels in 2012 and 2016, and an engine test site that finally tested the Baekdu engine for the Mars ICBM in March 2017.
It is the place where President Kim Jong-un promised permanent closure as one of the denuclearization measures at the September inter-Korean summit.
It is not known what kind of tests North Korea has done.
The mention of 'strategic status' raises the possibility of a completely new solid engine for the ICBM and a new liquid engine that greatly enhances the performance of the existing Baekdu engine.
[Kim Dong-yeop / Professor, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University: Solid fuel engines can be fired anywhere, anytime using a TEL (Mobile Launch Vehicle), which ensures survival, covertness and speed.]
Kim led the leaders of the party, government, and the army on the same day and attended the completion ceremony of Yangdeok Hot Spring Complex.
Yangdeok Onsen is Kim's three major projects, with Samjiyeon-gun and Wonsan Galma Tourist Zone.
The Blue House was prudent to politely consider the situation instead of holding a national security meeting or making an official position.
(Video coverage: Kim Wonbae, Video editing: Oh Young Taek)
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North Korea has increased its provocations toward the United States with words and actions today. First of all the action took out the missile test again. The public declaration was made yesterday at the Dongchang-ri launch site, which promised to close forever at the inter-Korean summit.