Kamaz to supply at least 1,000 trucks to Philippines by 2020Business & Economy May 29, 21:49
Moscow ready to offer clarifications over incident with Montenegrin MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 21:09
Moscow mayor says Monday's hurricane in Moscow 'unprecedented'Society & Culture May 29, 20:56
Moldovan president slams government’s decision to expel Russian diplomatsWorld May 29, 20:52
Macron lashes out at Russian news agency Sputnik, RT channel over campaign coverageWorld May 29, 20:11
Macron says no international problem can be solved without RussiaWorld May 29, 19:51
Putin: Russian and French fundamental interests come firstRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 19:34
Hollywood director highlights his esteem for Russia’s presidentSociety & Culture May 29, 19:18
Death toll following Moscow thunderstorms rises to 11World May 29, 19:02
MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the ground jet test of a new high-thrust rocket engine, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.
According to the report, Kim checked the technical specifications of the engine and preparations for the test and gave instructions before going up to the observation post to give the order for the test to begin.
After the test, the North Korean leader said its results "became a great historic event, the birth of a national rocket industry, that will not depend on technologies developed in this field by other states," North Korea’s state KCNA news agency reported.
"The world will soon fully realize the importance of North Korea’s test of this powerful engine," Kim was quoted as saying.
North Korea’s leader also praised "the unprecedented progress made by the country’s defense industry" made last year and in early 2017.
The test, that took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, coincided with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Asian tour that includes Japan, South Korea and China. North Korea’s nuclear and rocket threat will be one of the main issues to be discussed during the visit.
During his visit to Seoul, Tillerson admitted that Washington’s "strategic patience" policy toward Pyongyang was over. "We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table," he added.