October 05, 2022

North Korea celebrates missile workers after ICBM test deception

Kim Jong Un attends banquet for officials and scientists after ‘successful’ Hwasong-17 launch that may not have happened

Last Friday, North Korean state media aired deceptive footage to support its claim the country successfully test-launched its largest ever nuclear weapon the previous day, a weapons test reportedly called into question by U.S. and South Korean authorities. 

Now, Kim Jong Un is doubling down on the claims in a fresh appearance with defense industry workers who contributed to building the “Hwasong-17” intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to state media on Monday.