North Korea has test-fired a brand new weapons system that it claims will enhance the nation’s nuclear weapons capabilities, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported early Sunday native time.

The check launch was noticed beneath the supervision of North Korean chief Kim Jong Un and was commanded by the Ministry of National Defense, in keeping with KCNA.

“The new-type tactical guided weapon system … is of great significance in drastically improving the firepower of the frontline long-range artillery units and enhancing the efficiency in the operation of tactical nukes of the DPRK,” the information outlet mentioned. DPRK stands for North Korea’s official title, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“The test-firing proved successful,” it added.

KCNA didn’t say when the newest launch befell, however state media sometimes stories on such actions a day later, Reuters famous.

This is a breaking information story. It might be up to date as extra info turns into accessible.

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North Korea mentioned Sunday native time that it test-fired a brand new weapons system that may improve its nuclear capabilities. Here, North Korean chief Kim Jong Un is seen in Hanoi on March 1, 2019.
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