North Korea tests new type of high-thrust rocket engine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said this year the country was close to test-launching an ICBM, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to tweet: "It won't happen!"

A North Korean military unit tasked with striking U.S. bases in Japan was involved in those launches, the state news agency said.

The announcement of the test came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Beijing at the end of his first visit to Asia for talks dominated by concern about North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

CNN military analyst Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said advances in North Korea's rocket system could help with the country's development of ICBMs - intercontinental ballistic missiles.

A South Korean expert on rocket engineering said the test was ominous.

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"He emphasized that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries", KCNA said.

The half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un was poisoned with the lethal nerve agent VX in a brazen Cold War-style assassination on February 13 in Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

"North Korea is behaving very badly".

"I don't deny we are targeting new individuals including North Korean nationals involved in this murder and we will use all legal channels to apprehend them".

Getting that kind of satellite into place would probably require a more powerful engine than its previous ones. "There is continued nuclear testing by the DPRK [North Korea] and there is the proposed installation of the THAAD missile defence system in South Korea", he said from Beijing on Sunday.

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Joshua Pollack, of Washington's Nonproliferation Review, said four steering nozzles had also been seen in older, long-range rockets North Korea used to launch objects into space in 2012 and 2016.

It is hard to know whether this test was deliberately timed to coincide with Mr Tillerson's visit. -South Korea wargames just south of the Demilitarized Zone and often conducts some sort of high-profile operation of its own in protest.

North Korea has conducted a series of missile launches this month, including four on March 6, KCNA reported.

Although North Korea has never flight-tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, it has recently demonstrated significant progress in its missile programs with new engines that could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead as far away as the United States.

Last week, Tillerson issued the Trump administration's starkest warning yet to North Korea, saying a military response would be "on the table" if it took action to threaten South Korean and US forces.

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