INTERNATIONAL

North Korea Missile Programme

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the testing of a "high-tech" new weapon, in a move that raises the temperature over denuclearization talks.

Pyongyang's state media reported, that Kim Jong Un inspected the testing of a newly developed high-tech tactical weapon at the academy of national defence science.

It said the test was successful but did not specify the type of device involved.

Pyongyang's suspension of testing for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles has been key to this year's rapid diplomatic developments and North Korean-US negotiations, and has been repeatedly praised by PRESIDENT Donald Trump.

Trump and Kim met in a historic summit in Singapore in June, where they signed a vaguely worded document on denuclearization of the peninsula.

Progress has since stalled as Washington and Pyongyang spar over the meaning of the document, and a return to testing would cast grave doubts over the future of the process.