World News

North Korea may have fired missile from submarine: Report

If confirmed, this would be a significant escalation from the short-range tests it has conducted since May.

TAS News Service
Oct 2, 2019

TOKYO: North Korea may have fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a move that came just hours after Pyongyang said it would resume nuclear talks with the US.

South Korean officials said a missile launched near the port of Wonsan flew about 450km (280 miles) and reached an altitude of 910km, before landing in the Sea of Japan.

If confirmed, this would be a significant escalation from the short-range tests it has conducted since May.

The news sparked swift condemnation. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions which ban North Korea from the use of ballistic missile technology. — Agencies.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and watch the latest episode of HerStory.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Close