Saturday, 9 July 2016
North Korea ‘Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine on Saturday but it appears to have failed soon after launch.
South Korea’s military said the missile was launched in waters east of the Korean Peninsula – the latest in a recent series of tests.
North Korea, which is developing nuclear weapons, is banned by UN resolutions from any use of ballistic missile technology.
Neighboring Japan, the United States, and South Korea’s military condemned the missile launch as a flagrant violation of U.N. sanctions.
On Friday, the United State of America and South Korea have agreed to deploy a missile defence system to counter threats from Pyongyang.
Pyongyang last conducted a test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile in April, calling it a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack,” although it had not had a successful SLBM test flight.
Pyongyang has so far made no public comments on the issue.