North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a large newly built submarine, state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday, potentially signalling continued development of a submarine from which a nuclear missile could be launched.
Donald Trump has declared this a success in his negotiations with Kim Jong-un to get him to lower their nuclear weapons capacity.
KCNA reported that Kim had inspected the new submarine which was built under “his special attention” and will be operational in the waters off the east coast.
But the report didn’t state which country’s east coast it would be operational in.
KCNA said the submarine will be fully operated shortly.
Just as well, given the height of its crew.
KNCA did not reveal the name of the submarine.
We probably won’t discover the name of the submarine until it’s observed on its side, but it is expected to follow the underlying theme of the other submarine names in the North Korean navy. This is what’s known as subtext.