North Korea Successfully Test Fires High Performance Rocket Engine
March 19 , 2017
North Korea’s state news agency KCNA reported that the country has successfully tested a new high-performance rocket engine, which would help it achieve world-class satellite launch capability. Reports say five nuclear tests along with a series of missile launches have taken place.
Supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, reportedly said that the country’s rocket industry had a “new birth” with the successful test done by the military. He went on to stress that North Korea is on the verge of test launching an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The development was reported by KCNA at a time when the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was visiting China to conclude his East Asian tour.