North Korea’s Kim calls for more ‘military muscle’ after hypersonic missile test

Kim Jong Un attending missile tests on Tuesday suggests North Korea is happy with level of progress, expert said

Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the successful test of a hypersonic missile, state media said on Wednesday, and urged North Korea to continue building more “strategic military muscle” despite international sanctions against its program. nuclear weapons.

After the launch, Kim said North Korea should “further accelerate its efforts to gradually strengthen the country’s strategic military power in quality and quantity and further modernize the military,” according to KCNA. Tuesday’s test, which took place as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss Pyongyang’s weapons program, drew swift condemnation, with the US State Department calling it ” threat … to the international community “.

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