North Korean media coverage of the October 31 weapons test: some oddities
The country's ruling party daily portrayed the latest missile launch as necessary for economic construction
North Korea’s most authoritative media outlet, the party daily Rodong Sinmun, on November 1 reported on the previous day’s “test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launchers [MRLs],” portraying it as a “successful” event that “verified even the perfection of the continuous firing system.”
This marked North Korea’s third test of these MRLs, after August 24 and September 10.
State media readout of the September 10 test explicitly said a “continuous firing test” was needed, hinting that the North would conduct at least one more test of this weapon.
The November 1 report said the Academy of
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