Kim Jong-un declares 'new birth' as he launches MISSILE engine test


According to the reports, the new engine will improve the thrust power of the rocket and the reliability of its control systems.

"Some of these technologies which the North Koreans are including in their rocket expansion program actually have to do with a covert method of firing missiles without being detected in advance of actually exploding the devices".

KCNA said the test was carried out at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, where North Korea has conducted long-range rocket tests.

North Korea's watchdog, 38 North, said the deeper the tunnel goes beneath Mount Mantap, the bigger the blast which can be contained there during testing. This month, it launched a barrage of four missiles, three of which landed within Japan's exclusive economic zone.

"The Korean peninsula nuclear issue in nature is an issue between the United States and the DPRK", Mr Wang said, using the acronym for North Korea's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

If I do, they may run. but we believe there is an important person too", said Bakar, adding, "I do not deny that there are more North Koreans involved in the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

The KCNA said he checked the technical specifications of the engine and preparations for the test, and gave appropriate instructions before going up to the observation post to give the order for the test to begin. That and several recent missile tests have injected new urgency into efforts to halt his weapons program.

The test occurred as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was due to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. "China has done little to help!"

Malaysian police have previously identified eight North Koreans wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam, some of them hiding in the North Korean embassy. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. "We hope all parties, including our friends from the United States, could size up the situation in a coolheaded and comprehensive fashion and arrive at a wise decision".

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests past year and a series of missile tests.