North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected his latest weapon – a newly-built submarine which he has given his 'special attention.'
The submarine will soon be operational in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, North Korean state media KCNA said on Tuesday.
And during a tour of the facilities, the despot pointed out its tactical capabilities and weapons systems, KCNA added.
However they refused to reveal the kind of weapons systems the submarine will use.
But Kim is said to have showed great satisfaction with the construction of "our kind of powerful submarine".
"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 added.
Kim tasked defence and scientific officials accompanying him with achieving even more in submarine technology, state media said.
In May Kim Jong-un watched through binoculars and was pictured laughing and smiling as North Korea test-fired two missiles possibly using a new weapons system.
North Korean state media published photos of the dictator looking jovial while sat in a chair behind a wooden desk, where he was surrounded by senior military officials in uniform.
Kim has ordered his military to move into "full combat posture" and boost its strike capability amid heightened tensions with the US.
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