N. Korea leader inspects new warships
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd R), accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-Ju (3rd L), at a musical performance on October 11, 2013
The visit followed a two-day naval drill near the Korean peninsula involving a US nuclear aircraft carrier and South Korean and Japanese forces, which sparked a series of angry responses and threats from Pyongyang.
On Friday the North slammed the naval drill which involved warships from the three countries as a "serious military provocation" and vowed to "bury in the sea" the American carrier taking part in the exercise.
Accompanied by the Chief of the Korean People's Army General Staff Ri Yong-Gil and navy commander Kim Myong-Sik, Kim inspected the newly built warships and "guided their maneuvers", the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
KCNA gave no further details about the number or type of the newly built warships.
Kim praised the scientists, technicians and workers for building the modern warships -- which were described by KCNA as "on a high level of intelligence and light in weight" -- in a short time-span.
He was "greatly satisfied" to watch "the high maneuverability and striking capability" of the vessels.
The North Korean leader vowed to bolster up his naval force and steadily increase his nation's naval combat capability, the report added.
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