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Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided the test-firing of “a newly-developed large-caliber multiple la
上海千花坊unch guided rocket system” on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.
The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post “early in the Friday morning,” without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.
The test-firing “satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, trac上海千花坊
k changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket,” said KCNA.
上海千花坊According to the report, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” with the result of the test-firin
g, saying that “another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made.”
Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasiz
上海千花坊ed that the system has “a great strategic significance” for boosting the combat capability of the country’s army.
The European Union’s disagreement with the United States over Iran widened when the EU vowed on Thursday to co
ntinue working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the latest US sanctions against him.上海千花坊
The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday its sanctions on Zarif. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s S
upreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a st
上海千花坊atement. The US put sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 24.
“We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
“From our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplom
at and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse.上海千花坊
The EU has been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actio
n (JCPOA) that was reached in July 2015 by Iran and China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. US
上海千花坊President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal last May and reimposed sanctions
on Iran, endangering the implementation of the agreement also endorsed by the UN Security Council.