In this undated photo provided on Sunday, December 3, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a local tire factory in Chagang Province, North Korea. Kim thanked the workers at a factory that built the tires for a huge vehicle used to transport a new intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched this week. The independent journalists did not have access to cover the event described in this image distributed by the government of North Korea. The content of this image is the one provided and can not be verified independently. Watermark in Korean language in the image provided by the source: "KCNA", short for Korean Central News Agency. (Korea Central News Agency / Korea News Service via AP) (Associated Press)
By Kim Tong-Hyung | AP By Kim Tong-Hyung | AP December 2 at 9:04 PM
Seoul, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked the workers during a visit to a factory that built the tires for a huge vehicle used to transport a new intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched this week, reported the country's media on Sunday.
The launch of ICBM Hwasong-15 in violation of international sanctions was held on Friday with a mbadive public rally and fireworks in the capital Pyongyang.
Kim congratulated the workers for manufacturing the large tires for the 9-axle missile truck without imported equipment and called for efforts to increase production in order to "meet the daily growth needs of the country's economy. and strengthen national defense capabilities. " "The North Korean Central News Agency official said on Saturday.
Kim in September commissioned the Amnokgang tire factory to manufacture the tires for the" big event in November ", the Agency reported
The Korean Army South believes that the last missile, which flew 950 kilometers (600 miles) before falling into waters near Japan, is potentially capable of reaching targets of up to 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles), which would put Washington within reach.
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