March 23, 2023

North Korean media marks three years since 2017 high-thrust rocket engine test

Rodong Sinmun hails "ground-breaking turning point" in DPRK's national defense capabilities

North Korean state media on Wednesday dedicated multiple articles to leader Kim Jong Un's leadership in military affairs and "high-tech national defense science," in a move likely aimed at marking the three-year anniversary of a high-thrust rocket engine test.

Four articles in ruling party daily the Rodong Sinmun, one of which directly mentioned the March 2017 rocket engine test, hailed the country's "military and national power."