Kim Jong-UN: North Korea has become the leading missile power in Asia
The leader of the country called on “to create and produce more powerful weapons systems of Juche type on the basis of self-reliance”.
PYONGYANG, may 20. /Offset. TASS Yuri Sidorov/. North Korea “has become the leading missile power in Asia,” said the country’s leader Kim Jong-UN after the photo shoot with the creators of ballistic missiles of average range “And 12”, whose launch was carried out on 14 may. It is reported by news Agency KCNA.
“The DPRK has turned into a full-fledged nuclear and the leading Asian missile power,” the KCNA quotes the words of the Chairman of the workers ‘ party of Korea and the state Council of the people’s Republic.
He called on “to create and produce more powerful weapons systems of Juche type on the basis of self-reliance, to strengthen the position of the DPRK as an invincible socialist state.”
The creators of a ballistic medium-range missiles “And 12” arrived in the capital of the DPRK at the invitation of the government. A bus with a large group of scientists, engineers and workers on the streets enthusiastically greeted by the residents of the capital with flowers and flags of the DPRK. As expected, in the near future in the Palace of congresses “Mansudae” will be held the ceremony of awarding the most distinguished experts of the North Korean missile industry.
Pyongyang has successfully carried out the may 14 launch of a ballistic missile medium-range “Hanson-12”, which flew the 787 kilometers and fell into the sea of Japan. The test was supervised by Kim Jong UN. It was conducted to evaluate “the tactical and technological features of a ballistic missile of a new type, intended for large nuclear warheads”.
The UN Security Council condemned another missile test conducted by the DPRK, and again threatened the country with sanctions if it “continues its provocative action.” In the adopted on Monday a press statement, the security Council members expressed concern about the “extremely destabilizing behavior” in Pyongyang, which carries out launches of ballistic missiles in violation of resolutions. In the security Council reaffirmed that aims to achieve settlement of the situation around the DPRK through dialogue.
Pyongyang resolutions and statements of the UN security Council do not recognize, referring to the right to strengthen the defense capability amid aggressive US policy.