North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un has witnessed the test of a new “tactical missile,” according to state media. The weapon could transport a “powerful warhead,” the state news agency KCNA wrote on Thursday. Details of the missile not disclosed by the agency.
However, Kim said that the development of the weapon was “of great importance for increasing the fighting strength of the People’s Army.”
Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) announced that new activities had been observed at the Yongbyon North Korean nuclear site.
Satellite imagery showed five railcars near the uranium enrichment facility and the radiochemistry laboratory.
Kim had attended a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore, agreed to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, but without agreeing concrete steps.
At their second summit in late February in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, Kim and Trump failed to reach agreement on steps towards nuclear disarmament.
Since then, there have been several reports of new activities on North Korean test facilities.