Dictator Kim Jong-Un inspected a newly built submarine and pointed out its tactical capabilities and weapons systems, North Korean state media said on Tuesday.
The totalitarian was seen walking ahead of his officials before addressing them as they took notes from the so-called Supreme Leader.
His media outlet claims that a submarine was built under Kim’s ‘special attention’ and will be operational in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan.
The dictator (pictured with his officials) was shown praising a submarine that he says will patrol the sea to the east of his country as he boasted of a boost to national defences
Kim – known as the Supreme Leader in North Korea since 2011 – is seen here touring the facility with officials during an apparent inspection
The dictator boasted of the power of his submarine while state media showed officials taking notes during the broadcast
Senior officials of the Party Central Committee as well as national defence chiefs joined him at the site, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KNCA).
The KCNA did not describe the kind of weapons systems the submarine contained or when the inspection took place. Kim showed great satisfaction with the construction of ‘our kind of powerful submarine’, it said.
‘In a country where the country’s east and west is surrounded by the sea, the operational capability of submarines is an important component of national defence,’ Kim said.
North Korea ‘should continue to develop our national defence capability by putting great efforts in developing naval arms equipment, including submarines’, he said.
Kim tasked defence and scientific officials accompanying him with achieving more strategic initiatives in submarine use, state media said.