Kim Jong Un reviewed photos of South Korean and American military sites after the satellite launch

Kim Jong Un reviewed photos of South Korean and American military sites after the satellite launch

After successfully placing a military spy satellite into orbit earlier this week, Pyongyang announced that it was operational, something Seoul denies.


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the General Observation Center in Pyongyang, North Korea, November 24, 2023. (STR/KCNA/KNS/AFP)

A satellite launched by North Korea has provided its first images. Kim Jong Un reviewed images taken by North Korea’s first satellite “Targeted areas”including the US military base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and various locations in South Korea, North Korean Central News Agency announced on Saturday, November 25.

The agency stated that the North Korean dictator examined the images taken by his spy satellite, called “Malejeong-1”, over the US state of Hawaii at around five in the morning (9 p.m. Paris time), including those images. “From a naval base to Pearl Harbor, from Hickam Air Force Base to Honolulu.”.

Pictures of “key target areas”

Kim Jong Un also looked at satellite images taken around 10 a.m. (2 a.m. in Paris) on Saturday, according to Pyongyang, over the South Korean port city of Busan where the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was seen. .

The US warship arrived at the Busan Naval Base on Tuesday, according to the South Korean military. KCNA also reported that Kim Jong Un reviewed footage of the incident “Main target areas” The Korean Peninsula, especially Seoul, Pyeongtaek, Osan, Mokpo, and Gunsan in the south, where there are South Korean and American military bases.

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The end of an agreement that is supposed to ease tensions

On Tuesday, Pyongyang announced that it had succeeded in placing a military spy satellite into orbit. South Korea said it was too early to say the satellite was operational. Experts say that placing a spy satellite in orbit would improve North Korea’s quest for intelligence, especially about its southern rival, by accessing critical data before a military conflict.

Placing this satellite in orbit led to the partial suspension by the South and North of the military agreement concluded five years ago to ease bilateral tensions. Senior diplomats from South Korea, Japan and the United States attended on Friday “We strongly condemn the launch as it has a destabilizing effect in the region.”The US State Department said in a statement.

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