Top DPRK leader inspects factory producing missile launch vehicles' tires

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/12/3 19:52:55

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has lately inspected a factory tasked with making tires for missile launch vehicles, official media said Sunday.

Kim gave field guidance to the Amnokgang Tire Factory in Pyongyang, "which successfully carried out the task for producing tires prioritized by the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK)," said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in a report.

The products inspected by Kim included "newly developed large-size tires ready for the ballistic rocket self-propelled launching vehicle," added the KCNA report.

Kim thanked workers at the factory for solving "the issue desired by the Party" and "making collective innovations in a drive for building new tires," reported the KCNA.

The report did not specify the date of the event, but usually official media report news events about the top leader one day after it takes place.

Last week, Kim personally guided the test firing of "Hwasong 15," a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of hitting the entire territory of the United States, according to the KCNA.

The move, which violated relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, caused worldwide concerns and prompted calls for more sanctions on the Northeast Asian country.

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