May 05, 2019
The North Korean leader expressed “great satisfaction” with the tests, which saw projectiles fly up to 125 miles into the sea.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ‘strike drill’ of short-range missiles
By Sharon Marris | Sky News
Kim Jong Un watched the recent launch of what appeared to be a new short-range ballistic missile, North Korean state media has confirmed.
The country’s leader was pictured watching Saturday’s drills and expressed “great satisfaction”, according to Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
He was also quoted as saying that soldiers should keep a “high alert posture” and strengthen their ability to defend the country.
KCNA said: “Praising the People’s Army for its excellent operation of modern large-calibre long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons, he said that all the service members are master gunners and they are capable of carrying out duty to promptly tackle any situation.
Pyongyang has been frustrated in recent months with the lack of progress in talks with the US.
The talks were meant to move towards sanctions relief for North Korea in return for nuclear disarmament.
But despite the show of goodwill between Mr Kim and US president Donald Trump during two summits, there has been little achieved and the talks have largely stalled.