North Korea test fires new weapon, first since Trump-Kim summit
Seoul : North Korea on Thursday announced that it has test-fired a new guided weapon to give its security a boost.
The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, oversaw the firing of the weapon by the Academy of Defense Science.
However, no details have been received over the type of weapon tested, but this happens to be the first test carried out after Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un held a summit in Vietnam a couple of months back.
Kim said the "the development of the weapon system serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People's Army."
The analysts say that with the traces of tests it can be said that the weapon tested is a short range weapon.
"Not a ballistic missile. Looks like they are working on antiaircraft capabilities with the last test and this one," said Victor Cha, a North Korea expert at Georgetown University. "It shows that North Korea is going on, business as usual, after the failed Hanoi summit. They are giving the U.S. till the end of this year to make a deal, but in the meantime, they will bolster their capabilities, untethered from any agreement."