Mr Kim has warned his new missiles can cause 'inescapable distress' to enemies (Image: GETTY)
The reclusive leader can be seen observing the launch of ballistic missiles in images released by state-run media, but the exact location of the launch is unknown. Photos capturing North Korea's military exercise on Wednesday have been blurred to disguise the ground launcher. The images showed a “newly developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system,” according to the Korean Central News Agency.
After watching the test-firing Kim said: “It would be an inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon.”
The pictures appeared to show a type of multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), which make up a large part of the hermit country’s conventional arsenal.
The US national security adviser John Bolton said the firing of the missiles was not a violation of Kim’s pledge President Donald Trump.
The North Korean leader appeared on state TV talking about the missile test (Image: AFP)
The images appeared on North Korea's state-run news agency (Image: AFP)
He played down the tests, which analysts believe were meant as a warning ahead of planned US-South Korean military drills.
Mr Bolton told Fox News Business: “The firing of these missiles don’t violate the pledge that Kim Jong Un made to the president about intercontinental-range ballistic missiles.
“But you have to ask when the real diplomacy is going to begin, when the working-level discussions on denuclearisation will begin.”
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