December 07, 2023

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

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (Last updated at 5:02 p.m. with expert comment, ROK presidential office statement)

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.