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Published : 2013-08-25 10:43
Updated : 2013-08-25 10:43

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed a maneuver exercise of a newly built warship, the North's state media said Sunday.

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report monitored in Seoul, "(Kim) guided maneuvers of a newly built warship." The date and location of the exercise were not specified.

 "He was greatly satisfied to see the high maneuverability and striking capability of the warship," the KCNA said in an English dispatch.

 It added that Kim called on "the need to make many multifunctional, well-equipped warships and steadily improve the combat capability of the navy."

The media report said ranking military officers such as Yoon Dong-hyun, Park Jeong-cheon and Kim Myung-sik were present at the exercise. (Yonhap news)

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