Kim Jong Un and daughter oversee North Korea’s ICBM launch

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his daughter, personally oversaw the recent test-firing of the country’s most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media images showed Friday.

The launch on Thursday — Pyongyang’s second ICBM test this year — involved a Hwasong-17 missile, the official Korean Central News Agency reported, adding that it was fired in response to ‘frantic’ US-South Korea joint military drills.

Photographs in the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper showed Kim watching the black-and-white Hwasong-17 — dubbed a ‘monster missile’ by analysts — blast off into the sky.

Some of the images showed him watching the launch with his daughter — never named by state media but identified as his second child Ju Ae by South Korean intelligence.

State media also released images showing the Earth from space, purportedly taken by a camera mounted on the ICBM.

KCNA said the launch ‘confirmed the war readiness of the ICBM unit’, adding that it ‘had no negative impact on the security’ of neighbouring countries…”

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