North Korea’s Academy of Defense Science reported that “a new critical test has been conducted” at the Sohae Satellite Launch Site in the east of the country, North Korea’s official news agency KCNA reported. However, no information was shared about the content of the experiment.
“Consecutive results recorded in the tests will be used to strengthen the credible strategic deterrence of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” was included in the statements.
North Korea tested a long-range rocket engine at the same location last week.
The trials came at the time when the North Korean administration was stepping up pressure on the Washington administration to restart nuclear disarmament talks with the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has given concrete proposals to the US administration to make concrete proposals to restart the stalled talks or warned that they will continue nuclear tests and intercontinental guided missile tests.