03/18/2017 08:33 pm ET

North Korea performed a take a look at of a newly developed high-thrust engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station and chief Kim Jong Un mentioned the profitable take a look at was “a brand new start” of its rocket business, the nation’s official media mentioned on Sunday.

The engine will assist the nation obtain world-class satellite tv for pc launch functionality, KCNA mentioned, indicating the take a look at was probably of a brand new kind of rocket engine for long-range missiles.

The US and China have pledged to work collectively to get the North to take “a special course” and transfer away from its weapons packages after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Chinese language counterpart on Saturday.

North Korea has performed 5 nuclear checks and a collection of missile launches and is believed by consultants and authorities officers to be working to develop nuclear-warhead missiles that may attain the USA.

Kim Jong Un has mentioned the nation is near a test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

“He (Kim) famous that the success made within the present take a look at marked a fantastic occasion of historic significance because it declared a brand new start of the Juche-based rocket business,” KCNA mentioned. Juche refers to North Korea’s homegrown ideology.

“He emphasised that the entire world will quickly witness what eventful significance the nice victory received at this time carries,” KCNA mentioned.

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Modifying by Mary Milliken and James Dalgleish)