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Kim's sister says doubt on spy satellite are 'dog barking'

  Kim's sister says doubt on spy satellite are 'dog barking' SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday dismissed as “malicious disparaging” and “dog barking” the outside assessments that cast doubt on its developmental spy satellite and other military capabilities. North Korea earlier claimed its rocket launches Sunday were tests of its first military reconnaissance satellite and on Monday its state media released two low-resolution photos of South Korean cities as viewed from space. Some civilian experts in South Korea and elsewhere said the photos were too crude for a surveillance purpose and that the launches were likely a cover for North Korea's missile technology.

Kim Jong Un giving a report on the second day of the sixth expanded plenary session of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party (Picture: AFP) © Provided by Metro Kim Jong Un giving a report on the second day of the sixth expanded plenary session of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party (Picture: AFP)

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un has today unveiled his 2023 wish list for his military.

On the second day of the ruling Workers’ Party’s plenary meeting, the 38-year-old reviewed security challenges on the Korean Peninsula.

Experts believe Kim may plan to expand his nuclear arsenal and acquire high-tech weapons systems such as multi-warhead missiles, a spy satellite, advanced drones and a more agile long-range weapon.

They say he would eventually aim to use his boosted nuclear power to force rivals to accept the North as a legitimate nuclear state.

South Korea releases satellite image of Pyongyang in response to similar North Korean move

  South Korea releases satellite image of Pyongyang in response to similar North Korean move South Korean authorities on Thursday released a high-resolution image taken by one of their satellites showing the city of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, a move taken in response to the North Korean authorities’ release of a black-and-white photograph of Seoul, the South Korean capital. The photograph, in color, clearly shows Pyongyang’s main squares, […]The photograph, in color, clearly shows Pyongyang's main squares, buildings and museums and was released after North Korean authorities claimed to have used a military spy satellite to produce the black-and-white image.

The dictator ‘set forth new goals for bolstering the self-reliant defence capability to be pushed ahead next year under the multilaterally changing situation,’ state media reported.

It is an indication he will continue his provocative run of weapons displays, which last week saw him test a ballistic missile near the coast of Japan.

Trump's 'Love Letters' To Kim Jong Un Reportedly Reveal North Korean Leader Was 'Ready To Work' With US On Denuclearization

  Trump's 'Love Letters' To Kim Jong Un Reportedly Reveal North Korean Leader Was 'Ready To Work' With US On Denuclearization Over a dozen letters exchanged between former U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were published by the Korean-American Club. What Happened: Trump’s self-described 'love letters' from Kim were retrieved by the authorities from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. In the letter, Kim reportedly expressed his willingness to discuss his isolated country’s denuclearization with Trump while sidelining then-South Korean President Moon Jae In, reported Star And Stripes.

The meeting took place at the Party Central Committee headquarters in Pyongyang (Picture: AFP) © Provided by Metro The meeting took place at the Party Central Committee headquarters in Pyongyang (Picture: AFP)

His statement comes as animosities with rival South Korea have risen sharply this week with the South accusing the North of flying drones across the border for the first time in five years.

In response, the South also flew three drones across the border, defence minister Lee Jong-Sup told lawmakers today.

The military apologised for failing to shoot down the drones and president Yoon Suk Yeol called for stronger air defences and high-tech stealth drones to better monitor its neighbour.

In a meeting with his advisers, Yoon said South Korea must resolutely retaliate against any provocation by North Korea,

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North Korea: Kim unveils new military objectives .
Seoul (Reuters)-North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un revealed during a meeting of the workers' party in power of new objectives for the army in 2023, reported the official North Korean press on Wednesday, revealing a new year marked by multiple ballistic tests and tensions.

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