North Korea testing a powerful new rocket engine at the military base, Tanchan. On Sunday, March 19, Reuters reports, citing local media. This was attended by DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN.
As noted, we are talking about the engine for long-range missiles. The North Korean leader called successfully tested the “new birth” of the rocket industry of the country. According to him, North Korea is close to a test launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile. Kim Jong UN added that “the whole world will soon witness a significant event”.
On 6 March, the DPRK launched in Japan four ballistic missiles, medium-range, three of them fell within the Japanese exclusive economic zone. Pyongyang said that the purpose of the trials was to test attacks on us bases in Japan.
The President of the United States Donald trump criticized the behavior of the authorities of the DPRK, and the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the us authorities do not rule out military action against this country. He also admitted the possibility of the emergence of nuclear weapons in Japan and South Korea in response to the growing threat from Pyongyang.
This is not the first case of a show of force by North Korea. In 2016 North Korea has launched more than 20 missiles and conducted two nuclear tests that violate UN security Council resolution.