North Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine
At noon on May 6, the Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) informed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) North Korea just launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), days after firing what it suspected was a ballistic missile.
North Korea’s various missile tests since the beginning of this year
Yonhap news agency quoted information from JCS as saying North Korea launched an unidentified object from the east coast of the country. About 30 minutes later, the Korean military confirmed it was a SLBM.
In a statement, the JCS said: “about 14:07, the South Korean military detected a short-range ballistic missile believed to be an SLBM, which was fired from the waters off Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province.”
Meanwhile, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, citing intelligence from the country’s Defense Ministry, also announced that Pyongyang had launched a ballistic missile, and warned ships to move in the attention area.
Including the latest launch, North Korea has tested 15 weapons since the beginning of the year.
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Three days ago, Seoul and Tokyo made the same announcement Pyongyang ballistic missile launch, although North Korean media has so far not commented on this information.
Despite international sanctions, North Korea continued to step up efforts to test and develop weapons this year.
The May 7 launch took place just a few days before President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol was officially sworn in in Seoul on May 12.
Under Security Council resolutions, North Korea is banned from developing ballistic missiles.
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