N. Korea talks of formidable anti-tank weapon


North Korea yesterday boasted of a new anti-tank weapon said to be so powerful, it could turn the most heavily armoured enemy tank into “boiled pumpkin”.

Pyongyang’s state media said leader Kim Jong Un had watched tests of the portable, laser-guided rocket and declared it had the “longest firing range in the world”, and was “as accurate as a sniper’s rifle”.

“He 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 KCNA news agency reported.