North Korea begins competing with assault rifles, state media said

Leader Kim Jong Un was not mentioned in the report, suggesting that he did not consider training.

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North Korea has conducted shooting tests to strengthen its defensive capabilities, media reported Sunday, in its latest arms test as Pyongyang continues to pressure Washington and Seoul to abandon what they call their hate policy.

A shootout between the machine units was held on Saturday, with senior government and military officials, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not named in the report, meaning he did not consider the training. He has directed similar shootings last year.

This year's tests are designed to test the progress of mechanized units in their combat capabilities and to further strengthen competitive training for all Northern troops, KCNA said.

Since September, North Korea has launched a series of newly developed missiles, including nuclear weapons that put the American allies South Korea and Japan at an alarming rate. Some experts say that North Korea wants its rivals to accept it as a nuclear power and to work to ease international sanctions in that country.The Northern Weapons Examination attracts little attention other than its testing of arrows, especially the introduction of ballistic weapons banned by many decisions of the U.N. Security Council.

The Northern Weapons Examination attracts little attention other than its testing of arrows, especially the introduction of ballistic weapons banned by many decisions of the U.N. Security Council.

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But its long-range weapons mounted near the border with South Korea pose a serious threat to the densely populated region of South Africa and beyond, experts say.

US-led talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program collapsed in early 2019 amid controversy over sanctions.The Northern Weapons Examination attracts little attention other than its testing of arrows, especially the introduction of ballistic weapons banned by many decisions of the U.N. Security Council.

U.S. officials have recently announced the resumption of talks with North Korea unconditionally. The North has said it will not return to negotiations unless the United States first abandons what Pyongyang calls its hate policy, which evidently refers to sanctions and regular military exercises between Washington and Seoul.