Our missile can turn enemy tanks 'into boiled pumpkin', says North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

North Korean leader Kim has claimed that the portable, laser-guided rocket has the “longest firing range in the world” and it is “as accurate as a sniper's rifle”. 

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2016, 18:41 PM IST
Our missile can turn enemy tanks 'into boiled pumpkin', says North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

London: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has unveiled a new missile which he claims is so powerful that it can turn enemy tanks “into boiled pumpkin”.

Kim has claimed that the portable, laser-guided rocket has the “longest firing range in the world” and it is “as accurate as a sniper's rifle”.

The state-run KCNA news agency said, “He (Kim) noted with great satisfaction that even the special armoured tanks and cars of the enemies which boast their high manoeuvrability and striking power are no more than a boiled pumpkin before the anti-tank guided weapon”.

The North Korean leader has called for the weapon to go into mass production as soon as possible, the MailOnline reported.

The weapon is to be be deployed to the frontline units and coastal defence units, the report said.

According to the Mail, North Korea has some 1.2 million active troops - double the size of the armed forces in South Korea.

Currently, the UN is considering tough new sanctions over a nuclear test and long-range rocket launch Pyongyang conducted earlier this year.

The sanctions include a ban on the supply of aviation fuel to North Korea.