- Kim Jong-un has released a set of stamps to celebrate his latest missile launch
- The despotic leader of the hermit state features prominently on one stamp
- One shows an artistic rendering of the missle as it passes through the clouds
North Korea has released a set of commemorative stamps to mark its successful test launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile.
The propaganda set comes just days after it fired a rocket over Japan, sparking international outrage.
North Korea launched two Hwasong-14s in July, which led to a fresh round of international sanctions aimed at curbing Pyongyang’s efforts to build a nuclear-tipped warhead.
North Korea has issued special stamps celebrating Monday’s successful missile launch
The stamps claimed the missile flew for 47 minutes and travelled 600 miles
One of the stamps featured Kim Jong-un celebrating along with ecstatic troops
The commemorative set, supposedly issued by the country’s stamp bureau and released by the official news agency KCNA, included images and descriptions of the second July launch.
One shows leader Kim Jong Un clapping surrounded by cheering soldiers as the Hwasong-14 launch took place.
Another stamp shows a picture of the missile being launched against the backdrop of a world map.
And the thrid shows the missile mid-flight with the words ‘Peak Height 3724.9 km’ – in English.
There are other English phrases written on the stamps such as ‘Demonstration of Strategic Nuclear Force of the Workers’ Party of Korea’.
The use of English on the stamps makes it clear they have been issued for propaganda purposes. It is unclear to what extent they will be used to send letters in North Korea.
Earlier this month North Korea issued another set of propaganda stamps featuring a missile heading to Capitol Hill in Washington.