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Pyongyang Test-Fires Submarine-Launched Missile

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Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea says it has successfully tested a submarine-launched missile, which if confirmed would be a significant boost in its arsenal.

Analysts say North Korea has several nuclear warheads but this development would be an advance as submarine-fired devices are difficult to detect.

This latest test, according to BBC, has not been independently verified.

The US said using ballistic missiles was a “clear violation” of UN sanctions against North Korea.

A statement from the State Department made no comment on the reported test but called on North Korea “to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region”.

State media described the missile emerging with “a fiery, blazing trail”, but did not mention the date or the location of the test.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was pictured apparently overseeing the launch.

Mr Kim said his country now possessed a “world-level strategic weapon capable of striking and wiping out in any waters the hostile forces infringing upon (North Korea’s) sovereignty and dignity”, the reports said.

After the announcement, South Korea said the North fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast.
Pyongyang had warned it would fire without warning against vessels it claims have violated its waters.

South Korea is yet to comment on the missile test, but the country’s National Security Council has met in emergency session.


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7 Comments
  • al pepoy

    THERE YOU ARE CHINA’S SPONSORED COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA NOW JOINED THE TERRORIST CLUB UPON ACQUIRING SUBMARINE LAUNCH BALLISTIC MISSILE! IT WILL TERRORIZE ITS NEIGHBORS JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA WITH CHINA’S INSTIGATION ON NORTH KOREA!

  • Tim D

    I think China is just as worried as anyone else about this… “loose cannon on deck” is nobody’s friend.

  • Cgar

    North Korea should test fire Kim in place of the normal torpedo. See how he performs then. Of course, he may be too fat to fit in the torpedo tube.

  • robert jones

    i would hope comrad PUTIN and china see this man as sick and mentaly ill and so not good english butt he needs mental help

  • johken

    kimmle…….such a cute little pudgie!

  • galacticcannibal

    A combination of Russia and China or just one of them Especially Russia could wipe out this idiot in a New York minute. Did anyone watch the massive Military parade in Moscow earlier today.They have some serious nuke arsenal there.

  • Kurtis Engle

    It must be tough to be the fattest guy in the country.