Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Saturday guided a rocket firing drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), one day ahead of the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, the official KCNA news agency reported.
Kim examined the test-fire plan which mapped out the location of the U.S. military bases in South Korea before the exercise started. The drill, which simulated battles to strike those U.S. forces in South Korea, proved the high combat capability of the fire strike unit and the perfect performance of the tactical rocket, said the KCNA dispatch.
Kim expressed great satisfaction with the drill and said the U. S. harsh hostile policy toward the DPRK has not changed at all since the 1950s.
“Whoever dares challenge the just cause of the service personnel and people of the DPRK is bound to meet a final ruin,” he stressed, calling for wiping out U.S. forces in South Korea and their followers at an early date and realizing national reunification.
It was the DPRK’s 6th launch of ballistic missiles and 15th firing of missiles or artillery shells this year, according to South Korean local media.
The KCNA reported on July 10 that the DPRK had conducted a tactical rocket firing drill of the strategic force of the KPA, and its top leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance on the drill.
The Korean War came to a ceasefire on July 27, 1953, when the Armistice Agreement was signed in Panmunjom on the border of the DPRK and South Korea. But the war is not officially over because no peace treaty has ever been signed.