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North Korea Tests New 'Tactical Guided Weapon'
Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:55 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- North Korea has tested a new œtactical guided weapon, the latest display of Pyongyang™s military capabilities, state media reported Thursday.

Kim Jong Un supervised and guided the Wednesday test, calling it an operation of œvery weighty significance, the official Korean Central News Agency said.

The KCNA report did not elaborate on the type of weapon tested, but the phrase œtactical suggests it is not a ballistic missile.

Still, the test could be seen as a warning to the United States, amid an impasse in talks over North Korea™s nuclear program.

œKim is trying to make a statement to the Trump administration that his military potential is growing by the day, and that his regime is becoming frustrated with Washington™s lack of flexibility in recent negotiations, says Harry Kazianis, director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest.

A U.S. military official said late Wednesday the Pentagon is aware of the reported test, but has no further comment.

North Korea has not carried out a nuclear or long-range missile test for well over a year, since Kim began talks with the United States and South Korea.

Instead, the North has carried out smaller provocations. In November, Kim oversaw the test of what KCNA also referred to as a newly developed œhigh-tech tactical weapon. U.S. officials later played down the significance of that test.

Source: VOA news

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