August 16, 2022

North Korean TV aired doctored image in recent SLBM test coverage: analysis

Experts suggest this could be evidence that Kim Jong Un indeed attended test launch

North Korean media coverage of the test of a “new-type” submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Thursday surprised some in becoming the first such exercise this year at which the country’s leader Kim Jong Un did not appear.

Early-morning coverage in the party-run newspaper the Rodong Sinmun carried images of the Wednesday launch, including two which depicted several officials at the familiar observation deck where Kim is usually seen.