In this April 24, 2019, file photo released by the Press office of the administration of Primorsky Krai region, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un talks with Russian officials upon his arrival at the border station of Khasan, Primorsky Krai region, Russia. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has fired an unidentified short-range missile from its eastern coast. The firing Saturday, May 4, comes amid a diplomatic breakdown that has followed the failed summit earlier this year between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the North’s pursuit of a nuclear arsenal that can target the U.S. mainland. (Alexander Safronov/Press Office of the Primorye Territory Administration via AP, File)
SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a “long-range strike” drill, the state news agency reported Friday, hours after South Korea said the weapons fired were short-range missiles.
“At the command post, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un learned about a plan of the strike drill of various long-range strike means and gave an order of start of the drill,” the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. /kga