A North Korean rocket ship has drawn attention in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, after a video posted online shows it drawing large crowds.
A Reuters photographer spotted the ship in the port of Chosun on Sunday, while other images showed it flying in the North’s exclusive economic zone, which includes the North Korean capital.
The ship was photographed at 10:00 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT) by a Reuters cameraman who was stationed in Chosungkyong province, a border area that includes the port city of Chongjin.
The North Korean government often uses photos to promote its economy, but has previously failed to keep up with recent advances in technology, according to Reuters.
One of the images posted on social media by the North Koreans showed the ship flying at low altitude and showing the North Korea flag, with the words “Rocket ship for the glory of the DPRK,” which refers to the North.
It was not immediately clear if the photo was doctored or taken on purpose, but a North Korean state-run media outlet said it had posted the video to highlight the countrys achievements and the rocket’s achievements.
“The Rocket Ship is a military ship of the country,” it said in a tweet.
“It is the first military ship to be commissioned and put on display at the country.
It is an example of a mighty nation.”
The North Korean Ministry of Defense did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pyongyang’s state-controlled media often posts videos of military events and military drills, which are often accompanied by commentary.
It has long been suspected that the rocket was an advanced U.S.-made rocket, as Pyongyang has previously said the U.N. sanctions on the country were intended to deter it from testing missiles.
North Korea has said it will not retaliate against the U,N.
resolutions, which passed unanimously last month after it was widely believed to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
The United States and South Korea have said they have tested missiles capable of hitting targets in Japan and the U and the North has repeatedly threatened to launch a preemptive strike against the two countries.
North Korea has long denied the rocket is a nuclear weapon.
In a separate incident, North Korea conducted a nuclear test in early December, which was widely seen as a show of strength and defiance.
The country has been in a state of war since its 1950-53 conflict with South Korea, and it is technically still in a nuclear-armed state.
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