Declaration, which did not specify what type of weapon was tested, comes as talks with the US over the North’s nuclear program stall
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a test site to supervise a “newly developed ultramodern weapon”, according to state media, marking the first announcement of continued weapons development since he began a rapprochement with the United States and South Korea earlier this year.
The Korean Central News Agency did not specify the exact type of weapon or when the test occurred, but the public declaration comes as talks with the US over the North’s nuclear program stall. A meeting between a top North Korean official and secretary of state Mike Pompeo was abruptly cancelled last week.
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benjamin Haas in Seoul