North Korea Test-Fires Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

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  • 01:46 PM, April 25, 2016
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North Korea Test-Fires Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile
DPRK leader, Kim Jong Un watches submarine ballisitc missile testing

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Sunday that it has successfully fired a submarine launched ballistic missile.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that DPRK leader Kim Jong Un who guided the underwater test-fire of submarine ballistic missile said that his country is capable of hitting its opponents (South Korea and the US) any time it wants.

This is the second time the DPRK's state-run media outlet has announced the success of the test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. On May 9, 2015, the KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un watched the test-fire of a newly developed submarine-launched ballistic missile and called it "a success as signal as satellite launch."

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday "strongly" condemned Saturday's submarine-launched ballistic missile test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"This incident constituted yet another serious violation by the DPRK of United Nations Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013) and 2270 (2016)," the Security Council said in a statement issued to the press. "The members of the Security Council emphasized that the DPRK's development and testing of new ballistic missile capabilities, even if launches are failures, is clearly prohibited by these resolutions."

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