North Korea: Pyongyang Celebrates Achievements of North’s Missile Developers

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SEOUL (AFP) – Thousands of men in their Sunday best and women in colourful traditional dress lined the streets of Pyongyang to give the scientists and workers behind North Korea’s latest missile test a hero’s welcome, state media reported Friday.

“People’s enthusiastic welcome for defence science warriors,” ran a front-page headline in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers’ Party, alongside pictures of the developers of what appears to be its longest-range ballistic missile.

The paper praised those responsible for the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile for showing the world “the strength of the powerful self-reliant nuclear state”.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on Sunday, when North Korea test-launched a “medium long-range” missile that landed in the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Ahn Young-joon/AP

Photos showed hundreds of developers wearing military…

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