North Korea confirms successful test of solid fuel Rocket Test
PYONGYANG: North Korea confirmed the successful test of solid fuel Rocket engine test which has boosted its missile attack capability.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful launch and claimed that it is an historic and unforgettable day.
Kim claimed that it is a major upgrade in North’s missile arsenal that would “strike great horror and terror into the hearts of our enemies”.
Solid fuel missile includes greater mobility, harder to detect before launch and can be launched within minutes with a capability to hit US mainland.
US officials denied the announcement of solid fuel missile test and claimed that North Korea is still many years away from building such missiles.
South Korean analyst Chae Yein-seok claimed that North Korea is already using solid propellants in its short range missiles.
South Korea’s spokesperson claimed that it seems that North is at initial stages to develop the solid fuel missile and it would be a greater threat to the region.
North Korea also launched short range ballistic missiles amid US and South Korea’s military drills in recent weeks.