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North Korea claims test of ‘new weapon’

North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong-un, has overseen the test of what it describes as a “new type of tactical guided weapon with a powerful warhead”. The state news agency quoted Mr Kim as saying the weapon had weighty significance in increasing North Korea’s military power.

It is the first such test since talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ended without agreement.

So, what is the weapon they claim to have tested and how will it impact the ongoing denuclearisation talks? Jenny Town is a Korea specialist at the Stimson think-tank and managing editor of 38 North, a website which analyses North Korea.

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