Wednesday, July 24, 2019


North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles believed to be missiles into the sea, South Korea has said.

The projectiles were launched from an area near the eastern city of Wonsan, according to the South’s joint chiefs of staff.

Last week, Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, inspected a newly built submarine, potentially signalling continued development of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) prograM.

The reclusive nation’s leader inspected the operational and tactical data and combat weapons systems of the submarine, which state news agency KCNA said was built under “his special attention” and will be operational in the waters off the east coast.

“The operational capacity of a submarine is an important component in national defense of our country bounded on its east and west by sea,” Mr Kim said.

It comes amid another delay in the resumption of talks between the reclusive nation and the United States, in which Washington has been pushing the hermit kingdom to give up its nuclear weapons and missile programs.


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