North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed photos taken by the country's new reconnaissance satellite, which show "key target regions," including South Korea's capital Seoul and cities where U.S. military bases are located.

This was reported by state media, Reuters writes.

North Korea, which has nuclear weapons, launched a satellite the other day, but South Korean defense officials and analysts said its capabilities had not been independently verified.

Kim took photos of Seoul and other cities such as Mokpo, Kunsan, Pyeongtaek and Osan, where U.S. and South Korean military bases are located. The photos were taken as the satellite passed over the peninsula the other day, according to state news agency KCNA.

Kim Jong Un checked photos as well as images of some areas of North Korea during a visit to the control center of the National Aerospace Technology Administration (NATA) in Pyongyang.

Later, Kim visited the control center again to see more photos taken in different target regions of South Korea: Jinhae, Busan, Ulsan, Pohang, Daegu and Gangneung.

According to KCNA, one photo shows the American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, which recently arrived at the port of the South Korean city of Busan.

During the visit, Kim also viewed photographs of U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base taken by satellite as it passed over Hawaii.

It was also previously reported that North Korea successfully launched a military spy satellite into space after two previous attempts failed during 2023.