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Kim Jong Un celebrates testing of 'new tactical guided weapons'

Some see this as a provocation against President Trump

Photographer: Jorge Silva/Pool via Bloomberg

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un praised his administration after reports of a successful test firing of a "new tactical guided" weapons system.

Kim called the development of the weapon "an event of very weighty significance," according to the Korean Central News Agency.

The KCNA reported that Un supervised the firing of the weapon.

"After watching the power of the new-type tactical guided weapon, [Kim] pointed out that our national defense scientists and workers in the field of the munitions industry performed another great work in increasing the country's defense capabilities," they said.

President Donald Trump has had two meetings with the North Korean leader but neither have produced a substantive agreement on the goal of "denuclearization" of the regime.

The president has touted the talks, saying that they produced a peace that no other president had been able to complete.

"North Korea. That's moving along," the president said at an event in Minnesota on Monday.

"You know, when I came in there were missiles going on all over the place," he explained, "there was nuclear testing. Mountains were being moved over a little bit. Mountains. They said boy that's terrible what's happening over there. They thought it was earthquakes, I said that's not an earthquake. That's called nuclear testing."

"Right now it's moving along just perfectly," he said of the negotiations with Kim. "We have a good relationship. The sanctions are on. We got our hostages back. We got our remains are coming back. And there's a lot of constructive things going on."

Here's a news video about the testing:

North Korea test fires new tactical guided weapon

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