North Korea carries out a test at satellite launch site

  • Sunday 08, December 2019 10:05 AM
  • North Korea carries out a test at satellite launch site
Sharjah24- Reuters: North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday ,December 8, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close.
The reported test comes as a year-end deadline North Korea has imposed nears, warning it could take a "new path" amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States.

"The results of the recent important test will have an important effect on changing the strategic position of the DPRK once again in the near future," KCNA reported, using the initials of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. KCNA did not specify what was tested.

Tensions have risen ahead of a year-end deadline set by North Korea, which has called on the United States to change its policy of insisting on Pyongyang's unilateral denuclearisation and demanded relief from punishing sanctions.