Submarine launch of new ballistic missile: North Korea confirms


North Korea test-fired a new, smaller ballistic missile from a submarine, state media confirmed on Wednesday, a move that analysts said could be aimed at more quickly fielding an operational missile submarine. The statement from state media came a day after South Korea’s military reported that it believed North Korea had fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast, the latest in a string of North Korean missile tests. The White House urged North Korea to refrain from further “provocations”, with spokeswoman Jen Psaki saying on Tuesday the…

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