October 03, 2023

N. Korea announces Pukguksong-2 launch, says missile can now be “mass-produced”

Kim Jong Un supervised missile launch yesterday - North Korea's second in as many weeks

UPDATE: This article was amended at 1145 KST to include comments from Kim Dong-yub, Professor at Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University and South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

Kim Jong Un on Sunday supervised North Korea's second test launch of the Pukguksong-2 ground-to-ground strategic ballistic missile and approved its deployment "for action”, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Monday.