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18 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Kim again supervises ‘new weapon’ test

AFP, Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said yesterday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week's visit to Seoul by the US envoy to Pyongyang.

Friday's launch was the North's sixth test in recent weeks as it protests the annual US-South Korea military exercises which Pyongyang considers rehearsals for invasion.

Defence officials in Seoul said Pyongyang fired

what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles

Friday, that flew some 230 kilometres (140 miles) before

splashing down in the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan.

A report by the official Korean Central News Agency said the tests had a "perfect result", which helped "cement bigger confidence in this weapon system".

"Juche shells were fired in the presence of the Supreme Leader," KCNA said.

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