North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) speaks with officials during what state media reported as a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Tuesday. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) speaks with officials during what state media reported as a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Tuesday. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un calls for more ‘military muscle’ after watching hypersonic missile test

  • This was the first such launch in nearly two years that was attended by the leader, who had made a New Year’s vow to modernise the country’s forces
  • Unlike some other recent tests, state media published front-page photos of Kim at the event, suggesting its particular significance

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) speaks with officials during what state media reported as a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Tuesday. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) speaks with officials during what state media reported as a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Tuesday. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
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