North Korean leader Kim Jong On oversaw the testing of multiple rocket launchers: report

SEOUL: North Korea Has A Strike Drill For Multiple Launchers, Shooting Tactically Guided Weapons In The Baltic In A Military Exercise Guarded By The Leader On Saturday, The North State Media ' On Sunday.

The Aim Of The Exercise Was To Test The Performance Of" Large Caliber Long Range Multiple Rocket Launchers And Tactically Guided Weapons By Defense Units" . The Korean Central News Agency Said.

Photos Released By KCNA Showed That Tactically Guided Armed Weapons Could Be A Short-range, Ground-to-ground Ballistic Missile, According To Kim Dong-yub, A Military Expert In Korea ' S ' S Institute Of Far Eastern Studies.

Although Such A Rocket Launch Would Conflict With The Resolutions Of The UN Security Council, It Would Not In Any Case Involve Long-range Rockets That Were Considered A Threat To The United States.

What Was Sobering To Me Was That There Was Unexpectedly A Photo Of A Short-range, Ground-to-Ground Ballistic Rocket, Also Known As The North ' S Version Of Iskander, Said IFE ' S Kim.

The New Solid Fuel Ballistic Missiles Can Fly Up To 500 Kilometers, Bringing The Entire Korean Peninsula Within Its Reach And Allowing The Advanced American Anti-missile System (THAAD) Deployed In South Korea To Neutralize, The Military Analyst Said.

North Korean Leader Kim Gave Orders For Testing The Saturday And Emphasized The Need To Increase Militancy To Protect Political Sovereignty And Economic Self-sufficiency. Of North Korea In The Face Of Threats And Invasions, The Report Says.

The Statement Came A Day After The Test, Which Analysts Interpreted As An Attempt To Exert Pressure On Washington To Haul Terrain In Negotiations To Negotiate The Nuclear Program Of The North ' To End After A Summit Ended In Failure In February.

North Korea Had Maintained A Test Stop In The Field Of Nuclear And Ballistic Missiles Since 2017, Which US President Donald Trump Has Repeatedly Mentioned As A Major Achievement Of His Involvement With Pyongyang.

With North Korea Never Promise To Stop All Rocket Testing Completely - It Only Promised A Self-Imposed Moratorium For Testing Long Range Rockets Like ICBMs That Can Hit The US Home - We Should Not Be Scared Of North Korea's Short-Term Launch Said Harry Kazianis, Director Of Korean Studies At The Center For The National Interest.

The Newest Test Recordings Encourage Seoul To Call His Communist Neighbor To" Stop Actions That Escalate Military Tension On The Korean Peninsula." On Saturday, While Trump Said In A Twitter Message That He Was Still Convinced That He Could Make A Deal With Kim.

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The Projectiles, Fired From The East Coast City Of Wonsan Around 9 Hours (0000 GMT) Flew About 70 Km To 200 Km (44-124 Miles) In Northeastern Direction, South Korea ' S Office Of The Joint Heads Of Staff Said In A Statement On Saturday.

The South Korean Army Initially Described It As A Rocket Launch, But Then Gave A Vaguer Description And Said It Was Conducting A Joint Analysis With The United States Of The Latest Launches.

Yes, The Tests Were The Most Serious Since The End Of 2017, But This Is Largely A Warning To Trump That He Might Lose The Conversations Unless Washington Takes Partial Denuclearization Steps That Kim Offers, Said Shin Beom-chul, A Senior Fellow Of The Asan Institute For Policy Studies. A Resumption Of The Long Distance Test May Be Next Unless Kim Quickly Gets What He Wants.

Conversations That Stopped After A Second Summit Between Kim And Trump In February In Hanoi, Did Not Deliver A Deal To Terminate The Pyongyang Nuclear Program In Exchange For Sanctions.

North Korea Demanded That Washington Lift The US-led Sanctions In Exchange For A Partial Dismantling Of Its Nuclear Weapons Program, While The United States Wanted The Rapid Roll-back Of The Entire North Nuclear Weapons Program.

The Last Rocket Launch Of The North ' Was In November 2017, When It Tested An Intercontinental Ballistic Rocket. Shortly After That Rocket Test, The North Declared That Its Nuclear Power Was Complete, After Which Pyongyang Extended An Olive Branch To The South And The United States.