Watching today’s test, Kim declared a “new birth” for North Korea’s rockets.
And the “Dear Leader” warned the world it would soon witness the Hermit Kingdom’s “great victory”.
“The world will soon witness the significance of today’s great victory”
The engine will help the country achieve world-class “satellite” launch capability, state news agency KCNA said.
This indicates it was a new type of rocket engine for long-range missiles.
Space rockets have a similar design to intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The news agency added: “He emphasised that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries.”
North Korea declared the test a success.
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He declared the “historic” launch day would now be known as the “March 18 revolution”.
The high-thrust engine was developed by Kim’s scientists at the Academy of the National Defence Science.
North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches and is believed by experts and government officials to be working to develop nuclear-warhead missiles that can reach the US.
The US and China have pledged to work together to get the North to take “a different course” and move away from its weapons programmes.
US president Donald Trump’s new right hand man Rex Tillerson met with his Chinese counterpart on Saturday.
But The Donald later blamed China for failing to rein in pal Kim.