North Korea confirms successful test launch of new ballistic missile from submarine


  The latest test is the latest in a series of missile tests (AFP)</p><div><p class="text-align-justify">Official media reported in <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener">North Korea</a>, on Wednesday (local time), that Pyongyang said it had tested a launch <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener">ballistic missile</a> new from <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener">Submarine</a>, a day after authorities in South Korea and Japan apparently tested a weapon.

South Korea’s military said on Tuesday it believed North Korea had tested a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast, the latest in a series of missile tests.

The Korean Central News Agency said the submarine-launched ballistic missile, of the “new class”, was launched from the same submarine that was used in an older missile test in 2016.

Analysts pointed out that pictures published by the official news agency in North Korea appear to show a missile with a smaller diameter than previous versions of the North Korean submarine missiles, which means that the submarine can be armed with a larger number, albeit with a smaller range, of missiles, and may make North Korea nuclear-armed Closer to deploying a submarine armed with ballistic missiles.

There was no news of the leader’s presence Kim Jong-un Experience.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was launched from the sea near the city of Sinpo, where North Korea maintains submarines and equipment to test launch ballistic missiles from submarines.

In this context, diplomatic sources told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday that UN Security Council He will hold an emergency closed-door session on North Korea, and sources said that the session will be held at the request of Britain and the United States, and will begin on Wednesday afternoon.

(Reuters, AFP)


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