North Korea Government

North Korea lifts veil on arms program to impress enemies and its own people

The Japan Times

SEOUL/WASHINGTON – Ahead of a rare congress of the ruling party next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite international sanctions. In its latest revelations, North Korean state media reported on Saturday that the country had carried out a successful test of a new ICBM engine. There is an increasing feeling among international arms experts that North Korea's capability may be more advanced than previously thought. The recent ICBM engine test followed the March test of a solid-fuel rocket engine and a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a missile warhead.