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Kim Jong Un oversees key cruise missile test as US-South Korea hold joint military drills: Photos

Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:50 AM IST

Kim Jong Un on Monday oversaw cruise missile test as US-South Korea kicked off their annual joint military drill that North Korea sees as a rehearsal for war.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the Guards 2nd Surface Ship Flotilla of the East Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Korean People's Army on Monday. He oversaw a test of strategic cruise missiles, state media KCNA said. This comes as South Korea and the United States kicked off annual military drills that Pyongyang sees as a rehearsal for war.(via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:50 AM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the Guards 2nd Surface Ship Flotilla of the East Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Korean People's Army on Monday. He oversaw a test of strategic cruise missiles, state media KCNA said. This comes as South Korea and the United States kicked off annual military drills that Pyongyang sees as a rehearsal for war.(via REUTERS)

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The launch was aimed at verifying the "combat function of the ship and the feature of its missile system," while improving the sailors' capability to carry out an "attack mission in actual war", KCNA said, noting that the ship's missile hit its target.(via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:50 AM IST

The launch was aimed at verifying the "combat function of the ship and the feature of its missile system," while improving the sailors' capability to carry out an "attack mission in actual war", KCNA said, noting that the ship's missile hit its target.(via REUTERS)

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This undated photo provided on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, by the North Korean government, shows what it says the test-firing of strategic cruise missiles. South Korea's defence ministry said that it had detected signs of the launch, but that the claims in KCNA were "exaggerated" and "different from the facts," without elaborating.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:50 AM IST

This undated photo provided on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, by the North Korean government, shows what it says the test-firing of strategic cruise missiles. South Korea's defence ministry said that it had detected signs of the launch, but that the claims in KCNA were "exaggerated" and "different from the facts," without elaborating.(AP)

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A TV screen shows an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. The latest missile test came as South Korea and the United States began the Ulchi Freedom Shield summer exercises on Monday, designed to enhance their joint responses to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:50 AM IST

A TV screen shows an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. The latest missile test came as South Korea and the United States began the Ulchi Freedom Shield summer exercises on Monday, designed to enhance their joint responses to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.(AP)

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Aboard the ship, Kim vowed to reinforce the navy with "improved combat efficiency and full modern means of surface and underwater offensive and defensive" capabilities, KCNA said. Meanwhile, South Korea's military has said this year's exercises will be held on the "largest scale ever", mobilising tens of thousands of troops from both sides, as well as some member states of the U.N. Command.(via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:50 AM IST

Aboard the ship, Kim vowed to reinforce the navy with "improved combat efficiency and full modern means of surface and underwater offensive and defensive" capabilities, KCNA said. Meanwhile, South Korea's military has said this year's exercises will be held on the "largest scale ever", mobilising tens of thousands of troops from both sides, as well as some member states of the U.N. Command.(via REUTERS)

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