North Korean leader Kim Jong Un moved closer to ticking another box on his wish list Monday, with state-run media saying the country had conducted “an important test” for developing a military reconnaissance satellite, a day after a missile launch was detected from the country.
At a rare ruling party congress in January last year, Kim announced a number of goals for further improving his impoverished country’s military as part of a five-year plan. The unusually detailed list of weapons capabilities included the development of military reconnaissance satellites “in the near future.”
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