North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered and directed a mock “super-large multiple rocket” launcher demonstration aimed at South Korea, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency reported.

The report on the drill came after North Korea launched more than 10 suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan on Thursday, just days after Pyongyang unsuccessfully launched a satellite rocket.

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The KCNA did not mention when the “power demonstration firing” of the super-large rocket multiple subunits took place. Pyongyang claims its super-large multiple rocket launchers are capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads.

According to the KCNA report, they hit an island target 365 kilometers away.

The drill was intended to demonstrate that North Korea “will not hesitate to carry out a preemptive strike invoking the right to self-defense,” the news agency added.


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