Seoul – After assurances of stopping the development of nuclear weapons and missiles, North Korea has now announced to have tested an ultramodern tactical weapon. The weapon was tested in the presence of the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. The North Korean regime has claimed that the tactical weapons would prove to be a ‘wall of steel’ for the nation. A few days ago, US think tank had alleged that the North Korean underground missile bases were still operational.
In the month of June, the US President had initiated talks with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for negotiations at the Singapore Summit. During the summit, the US felt confident about North Korea conforming to Trump’s denuclearisation demands. North Korea also responded positively in line to the US statement by destroying its nuclear testing base and lowering its deployment at its borders. Nevertheless, its covert activities have come to the fore in the past few weeks.
On Friday, the North Korean state-owned news channel aired information on North Korea testing an ultramodern tactical weapon. The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un said, ‘The success attained in today’s testing makes evident North Korea’s progress in the fields of science and technology. The tests have boosted North Korea’s defence capabilities and also bolstered the military capacity to fight a war’. Even so, neither the state-run news channel nor the North Korean regime published any further details regarding the tested weapon.
A few days ago, a US-based think tank had published the satellite images revealing at least 13 concealed nuclear bases turning active in North Korea. The think tank believes that the bases likely harbour North Korea’s medium and long-range missiles. They further go on to claim that the country is thus, in violation of the denuclearisation terms it negotiated with the US.
Even so, the Trump administration remained firm on its stand adopted on the negotiations with North Korea. Moreover, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed faith over the North Korean regime fulfilling the terms the United States had negotiated with it. Pompeo added that President Trump was to meet with the North Korean Dictator again before the end of the current year.