Whatever floats your boat: Kim Jong-un poses aboard rusty submarine

PICTURES of Kim Jong-un standing on a submarine have been released by North Korea.

 Kim Jong-un posed on board the rusty submarine [REUTERS]

Unfortunately for the dictator, the vessel appears to have seen better days.

Large patches of rust can be seen on the sides and top of the submarine, which is thought to be a 1,800-ton Soviet built submersible from the 1950s.

North Korean expert Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Leeds University, expressed surprise at the release of the picture, saying: “Normally they tart stuff up”.

The photo opportunity comes after Kim Jong-un was pictured smiling and joking on a construction site – just days after the collapse of a Pyongyang apartment building killed hundreds of people.

 South Korea responded by saying their submarines are “far superior” [REUTERS]

North Korea’s state media quoted Jong-un as saying: “The Party Central Committee is attaching great importance to the combined units of submarines.

“The commanding officers and seamen should clearly see through the motives of the hateful enemies watching for a chance to invade our land and put spurs to combat preparations, thinking about battles only.”

However, South Korea appeared undaunted by the release of the pictures.

Defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said: “It appears that Pyongyang aims to show off its submarine might, but the submarines that our Navy holds are far superior, as ours do not make much noise and it can stay underwater far longer.”

Source – Express

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