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North Korea announces successful test of new missile launcher

The launch took place in the Sea of Japan
19:04, 25 August 2019

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North Korea reported successful testing of a new missile launcher. This was stated by Yonhap, citing the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea.

The DPRK notes that the tests of the "supermassive" missile launcher were carried out on August 24 under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Two shells were launched in the Sea of ​​Japan from the Sondek area. The characteristics of the rocket launcher are not disclosed.

It was previously reported that the missiles were launched with an interval of 15 minutes. They covered a distance of 380 km and reached a maximum height of 97 km.

This missile launch is the seventh since the end of July.

Related: Putin to meet Kim Jong Un on April 25

Earlier, the leader of the North Korea met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok. They have met for the first time to discuss the development of further bilateral agreements, as Reuters reported.

“The two men were holding a day of talks on an island off the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok two months after Kim’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ended in disagreement, cooling hopes of a breakthrough in the decades-old nuclear row,” the news agency reads.

Putin said he hoped for a successful outcome of the meeting and discussion bilateral relationships, thanks to which it will be clear how Russia might manage the situation in North Korea.

Related: Trump received “beautiful letter” from Kim Jong-un and did not rule out possibility of new meeting

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