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North Korea rocket-engine test shows 'meaningful' progress - South Korea

North Korea rocket-engine test shows 'meaningful' progress - South Korea
Ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. - KCNA/via Reuters
SEOUL: South Korea said on Monday North Korea's latest rocket-engine test showed "meaningful" advancement in engine function.
"Through this test, it is found that engine function has made meaningful progress but further analysis is needed for exact thrust and possible uses," Lee Jin-woo, deputy spokesman for the South Korean defence ministry, told a regular briefing.

North Korea had conducted a test of a new high-thrust engine at its rocket launch station and leader Kim Jong Un said the successful test marked "a new birth" of its rocket industry, the North's official media reported on Sunday.