North Korea has tested a new missile system. Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-un attended the event and expressed satisfaction with its results, reports North Korean state news agency on Saturday, August 3.
According to him, the main task of the tests is to study the flight at high altitudes and the effect of hitting the target. Agency did not provide details about the missile system.
On July 25, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles that flew 430 kilometers in the direction of the Sea of Japan. The leader of the DPRK said then that the missiles were released under his control and were a “solemn warning” to the military exercises planned in South Korea jointly with the United States. A similar launch took place on July 31. On August 2, the Committee of chiefs of staff (CCS) of South Korea stated that the DPRK had fired two short-range missiles eastward.
Pyongyang has pledged to close the “Sohe” missile range
In April 2018, the DPRK leadership announced the cessation of nuclear tests and Intercontinental missiles. At the first summit, the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12, 2018, in Singapore, signed a joint document. It provides for the complete denuclearization of the DPRK but does not contain specific steps to achieve this goal.
At the summit of the leaders of South and North Korea, held in September of the same year in Pyongyang, the DPRK pledged to finally close the “Sohe” missile test site and stop the operation of the launcher placed on it.
The second meeting of trump and Kim in late February 2019 in Hanoi ended without reaching any agreements on the DPRK’s nuclear program. However, in April, the two sides separately announced the possibility of a third summit.