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Kim Jong-un set to launch spy satellite and test ‘most powerful missile yet’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to test his so-called 'most powerful missile yet' as well as launching a spy satellite, South Korea has said.

The tubby tyrant has given the nod to a variety of weapons including his feared long-range missiles in response to upcoming major US-South Korean military drills.

The despot also wants to mark the country's 75th anniversary on September 9 by sending a spy satellite up into space, according to Yoo Sang-bum, a lawmaker who was at a closed doors meeting of the National Intelligence Service of South Korea.

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Kim has made it known that he intends to send an reconnaissance satellite into orbit, and made a failed attempt to do so in May when his rocket crashed into the sea.

The Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are perhaps more worrying. The National Intelligence Service has said that it has detected unusually heavy activities at a North Korean facility that produces solid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missiles and at another site related to liquid-fuelled ICBMs.

The launches are a protest against a trilateral US-South Korea-Japan summit at Camp David in the United States tomorrow (Friday, August 18), Yoo Sang-bum said.

He added that they are also in response to the US-South Korean military drills that begin next Monday (August 21).

North Korea successfully tested a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in April and has conducted more than 100 missile tests since the start of last year.

That launch was of the long-range missile, known as Hwasong-18. It has also been called North Korea's 'most powerful missile' yet.

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The missile launched from near Pyongyang and flew for about 1,000km (621 miles) before falling into waters east of North Korea.

Residents in South Korea and Japan were even told to take shelter because of the test, but no one was hurt.

Another test in May failed but also had residents of Japan and South Korea scrambling.

A Northern Irish tourist who was in South Korea when air raid sirens and mobile phone alerts went off told the Star at the time that he and his girlfriend 's*** ourselves'.

Jack, who lived in Japan but was visiting South Korea with his partner, was fresh from a trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone — the heavily armed border that separates the two countries — when he was rudely awoken at just after 6.30am.

"It was quite intense, our phones started going crazy and an alarm was ringing out in our hotel room," Jack told the Daily Star.

The 28-year-old added that the pair 's*** ourselves' for about five minutes.

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