North Korea launches a ballistic missile from a submarine

North Korea shot at sea A ballistic missile from a submarine, the South Korean army reported on Tuesday, in the latest of a series of Pyongyang warlike tests in

North Korea launches a ballistic missile from a submarine

North Korea shot at sea A ballistic missile from a submarine, the South Korean army reported on Tuesday, in the latest of a series of Pyongyang warlike tests in recent weeks.

"Our army detected a unidentified short-range ballistic missile that is presumed is a SLBM triggered by North Korea," said the joint state of South Korea in a statement. SLBM is the acronym in English of Balístico misil released from Submarine.

South Korea and the United States had indications that the North would be developing a SLBM, after it recently made an underwater launch, although analysts believe that they did it from a submerged platform and not from a submarine. The peninsula lives an arms race, since the South launched its first SLBM in September and presented its first supersonic cruise missile.

The missile was shot from the coastal town of Sinus to the sea east of the peninsula, said the Southern Chief Staff in a previous statement. SINPE is a large naval shipyard and satellite photographs have pointed out the presence of submarines on the site.

After the launch of Tuesday, the South Korean presidency said that he convened a meeting of the National Security Council.

The North, which has nuclear weapons, has tested in recent weeks long-range cruises, a weapon released from a train and what qualified as a hypersonic missile, generating international dismay.

He also made a rare weapon exhibition that included the gigantic international ballistic missile, presented at a night military parade last year.

The Governant Kim Jong One, whose government has promoted a rapid advance in his military technology, blamed the United States last week by the tensions generated by the arms evidence, and denied having hostile intentions.

Even so, your country faces international sanctions for its nuclear weapons and ballistic programs. The last release coincided with the call of a US envoy to open conversations with Pyongyang.

"We will look for the diplomatic channel with RPDC (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) to increase the safety of the United States and our allies," said Sung Kim, Special Representative of Washington for North Korea, referring to this country for the acronym of its official name.

"We have no hostile intention towards RPDC and we hope to meet soon with them without conditions," he said reporters.

But clarified that the allies have "a responsibility to implement the resolutions of the UN Security Council," in reference to international sanctions.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In has pressed for the two countries to emit a formal declaration that the Korean war ended, since hostilities ended in 1953 with an armistice, not with a peace treaty.

Kim Jong A one gathered three times with the American president Donald Trump, who claimed to have prevented a war but did not reach an agreement to end the North Korean nuclear program.

This process of conversations is stagnant since a meeting in Vietnam collapsed for differences over the survey of sanctions and what Pyongyang would offer in return.

The current President Joe Biden promised to seek denuclearization through diplomacy.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 16:30

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