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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits factories linked to missile launches

Kim has declared his nuclear force "complete" and announced an end to tests of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons

Reuters  |  Seoul 

The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons. On Saturday North Korean state news agency KCNA released reports of Kim providing “field guidance” at a number of factories and cities, without saying when the visits happened. The reports only mentioned economic elements, but the sites help form the core of North Korea’s arms industry, and have played a major role in developing its intercontinental ...

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First Published: Sat, June 01 2019. 19:08 IST