Reuters quoted the report as saying that Kim had agreed to the next steps in a plan drawn up by the Non-Permanent Preparatory Committee for Satellite Launches, a group dedicated to launching North Korea’s first military intelligence satellite.
The Korean Central News Agency gave no details on the launch date.
The North Korean leader said the successful launch of a military reconnaissance satellite was “an urgent requirement of the prevailing security environment in the country”.
KCNA reported earlier this year that Pyongyang had completed construction of its first military spy satellite and that Kim had urged to speed up final preparations for the launch.
The US-based 38 North North Korea Monitoring Project this week cited recent satellite imagery to indicate that activity has resumed in the launch area of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launch Station after a hiatus. almost six months.
However, the project added in its report that there is still a lot of work to be done to launch a satellite.
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