|KCNA reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's inspection of new warheads (Photo: KCNA)
Images accompanying a Korean Central News Agency report showed Kim and senior officials inspecting the new warheads, which were labeled Hwasan-31, as the North Korean leader and other senior officials visited the country’s Nuclear Weapons Institute.
These images quickly drew the attention of military officials and international public opinion. According to military experts, the images posted show that North Korea has made progress.
South Korean Presidential Office spokesperson Lee Do-woon said President Yoon Suk Yeol has directed the South Korean Unification Ministry to stop providing financial aid to North Korea.