Kim Jong-un approves mass production of successfully launched ballistic missile

By on May 21, 2017


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered on Monday to deploy Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile for combat use. (Photo: Kim Jong-un/ Facebook)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered on Monday to deploy Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile for combat use. (Photo: Kim Jong-un/ Facebook)

MOSCOW— North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered on Monday to deploy Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile for combat use.

Earlier on Monday media reported, that Pyongyang announced the successful launch of the intermediate-range ballistic missile.

“This type of missile should be rapidly mass-produced in a serial way,” Kim said as quoted by Yonhap news agency.

The North Korean leader supervised the launch of Pukguksong-2 missile and expressed satisfaction with its accuracy in hitting targets, according to the outlet citing the North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The ground-to-ground missile launched on Sunday reportedly flew some 500 kilometers (310 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan short of reaching Japan’s exclusive economic zone.