May 26, 2024

North Korea tests ‘nuclear-capable’ rocket launcher to ring in new year

Kim Jong Un says ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher system’ can strike anywhere in ROK during handover ceremony

North Korea tested a nuclear-capable “super-large multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)” early in the morning on New Year’s Day, according to state media, a day after leader Kim Jong Un joined a ceremony to hand over the “offensive” weapons to the military.

In a speech, Kim said the 30 new units of 600mm super-large MLRS can strike anywhere in South Korea and carry tactical nuclear warheads, the party daily Rodong Sinmun reported Sunday.

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