North Korea tests new rocket engine

Israel National News reports: “North Korea tested a powerful new rocket engine, state media said Sunday (local time), according to AFP.

The country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, hailed the successful test as a ‘new birth’ for the nation’s rocket industry.

North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said Kim had overseen the operation, and ‘emphasized that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries.’

Rocket engines are easily re-purposed for use in missiles.

‘The development and completion of a new-type high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development,’ the North Korean news agency reported.

‘The leader (Kim) noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance as it declared a new birth of the Juche-based rocket industry,’ it added…”

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