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World N Korea confirms test of ‘new type’ submarine-launched missile

04:26  20 october  2021
04:26  20 october  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

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North Korea has successfully tested a new submarine - launched ballistic missile , state media say, confirming earlier reports by South Korea . North Korea 's KCNA news agency said the missile had "lots of advanced control guidance technologies", and was fired from the same vessel as in a 2016 test . North Korea has carried out a flurry of missile tests in recent weeks, including of what it said were hypersonic and long-range weapons. Some of these tests violate strict international sanctions. The country is specifically prohibited by the United Nations from testing ballistic missiles as well as

Pyongyang has tested a novel submarine - launched missile system, North Korean state media said. The launch became North Korea ’s first of its kind since 2019. It comes amid talks between the US, South Korea and Japan in Washington. The new missile “will greatly contribute to the advancement of the nation’s defense technology and the improvement of the navy’s underwater operation capabilities,” academy said. State media also released a series of photos purporting to show the October 19 launch, with a munition seen emerging from the ocean in several shots, as well as the

North Korea has confirmed it test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a day after South Korea reported the launch of what it said appeared to be an SLBM from North Korea’s east coast.

A new submarine-launched ballistic missile is seen during a test in this undated photo released on October 19, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency [KCNA via Reuters] © Provided by Al Jazeera A new submarine-launched ballistic missile is seen during a test in this undated photo released on October 19, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency [KCNA via Reuters]

State media said on Wednesday a “new type” of SLBM had been launched, releasing a series of photos of the missile.

The device had “lots of advanced control guidance technologies”, North Korea’s state news agency Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, adding that it was fired from the same vessel that the North used in its first SLBM test five years ago.

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North Korea has confirmed it test -fired a new submarine - launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a day after South Korea reported the launch of what it said appeared to be an SLBM from North Korea ’s east coast. State media said on Wednesday a “ new type ” of SLBM had been launched, releasing a series The launch near the city of Sinpo, where Pyongyang has a major naval base, is the eighth this year and the first test of an SLBM since 2019. The North is banned from missile tests under United Nations sanctions. The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting on North Korea for

North Korean state media confirmed the launch and said the device, which was launched on Tuesday, had 'lots of advanced control guidance technologies'. Pictures released by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) showed the black and white missile emerging from calm waters trailing a column of fire The launch was made from the same submarine that North Korea used to conduct its first submarine - launched strategic missile test in 2016. A proven submarine-based missile capability would take the North 's arsenal to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula

The report did not mention leader Kim Jong Un, suggesting he did not watch the test.

The launch near the city of Sinpo, where Pyongyang has a major naval base, is the eighth this year and the first test of an SLBM since 2019. The North is banned from missile tests under United Nations sanctions.

The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting on North Korea for Wednesday, unnamed diplomats told the Agence France Presse news agency.

A combination of pictures shows a new submarine-launched ballistic missile during a test in this undated photo released on October 19, 2021 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) [KCNA via Reuters] © Provided by Al Jazeera A combination of pictures shows a new submarine-launched ballistic missile during a test in this undated photo released on October 19, 2021 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) [KCNA via Reuters]

The White House urged North Korea to refrain from further “provocations”, with spokeswoman Jen Psaki saying that the US remained open to engaging diplomatically with North Korea over its weapons programmes.

Talks have been stalled since a summit between Kim and then US President Donald Trump collapsed in 2019.

US urges N Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks .
US envoy says Washington remains ready to meet with Pyongyang ‘without preconditions’.Sung Kim, the top US official on North Korea affairs, spoke on Sunday after meeting with South Korean officials to discuss North Korea’s recent streak of missile tests that came amid a long-running stalemate in nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.

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