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Missiles launches warming to US and South Korea, says Kim Jong Un

Pyongyang, August 7  Conducting its fourth weapons test in less than two weeks time, Kim Jong Un,  supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, said his country’s test of a “new-type” of tactical guided missiles Tuesday was a warning to  US and South Korea over joint military exercises.

“Two tactical guided missiles launched at the operational airfield in the western area of the country flied across the sky over the capital Pyongyang, “to precisely hit” an island target in the Sea of Japan ( in the East Sea of Korea) was overseen by Kim, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said.

“The demonstration fire clearly verified the reliability, security and actual war capacity of the new-type tactical guided weapon system,” KCNA reported.

Kim Jong Un appreciated  the demonstration fire and said “military action would be an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the U.S. and south Korean authorities.

Tensions escalated in the Korean Peninsula  as North Korea lobbed two short-range weapons into the Sea of Japan on Friday and two other short-range ballistic missiles a week ago. On July 25, Pyongyang also fired two rounds of a “new type” of ballistic missile which experts believe  the return of 2017’s period of threats and weapons testing race.

Accompanying him were Vice-Chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea Pak Pong Ju, Ri Man Gon, Pak Kwang Ho, Ri Su Yong, Kim Phyong Hae, O Su Yong, An Jong Su, Pak Thae Dok and Pak Thae Song and First Vice Department Directors of the C.C. WPK Jo Yong Won and Ri Pyong Chol and vice department directors of the C.C., WPK.

Arti Bali

Sr Journalist

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