North Korea has launched a ballistic missile from a submarine, state broadcaster KCNA confirmed on Tuesday night. The successful launch from the submarine will allow North Korea to strike at targets from more places in the world and make it more difficult for opponents to take out the North Korean arsenal.
The UN Security Council will meet in emergency session on Wednesday at the request of the United States and the United Kingdom to discuss missile tests, AFP news agency reports. The hearing will take place behind closed doors.
The missile was launched on Tuesday from a submarine in the port city of Sinpo and, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap, put a distance. from about 590 kilometers away before plunging into the Sea of Japan. The rocket reached an altitude of about 60 kilometers. According to the North Korean state broadcaster KCNA, it is a new type of ballistic missile.
With this and other missile tests in recent weeks, North Korea is violating a UN ban on ballistic missile testing. The US military has condemned the missile launch and asked North Korea to refrain from other “destabilizing” acts.
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