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North Korea: Kim Jong-un takes a spin in a submarine

Published 16/06/2014 | 14:19

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DEAR leader Kim Jong-un has been taking a spin on a submarine, newly released pictures show.

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In images reminiscent of 'Team America: World Police', he has been pictured on a submarine's bridge during a visit to a base where he said it was necessary to "bolster up the underwater operation capability of submarines".

The pictures were released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), show Mr Kim, taking charge of a drill, although he has no maritime training. 

The North Korean dictator "set the course of the submarine to the captain and taught him a good method of navigation,"  on his visit to Korean People's Army's Naval Unit 167, KCNA reported.

"The Party Central Committee is attaching great importance to the combined units of submarines," Mr Kim added.

North Korean girls walk towards bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il (not in picture) as they offer flowers at Mansudae in Pyongyang, in this photo taken and provided by Kyodo on April 15, 2014, on the 102nd birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Kyodo (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES
North Korean girls walk towards bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il (not in picture) as they offer flowers at Mansudae in Pyongyang, in this photo taken and provided by Kyodo on April 15, 2014, on the 102nd birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Kyodo (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES

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