North Korea is likely to be readying another ballistic missile launch following its sixth nuclear test Sunday.
South Korea’s military has observed, what it infers as the preparation for a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test, Chang Kyung-soo, a South Korean Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying to lawmakers by The New York Times Monday.
Following the launch, North Korea had announced that it has a nuclear weapon with varying explosive power from 10 Kilotons to 100 Kilotons which could be launched from an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM).
However, days earlier, Pyongyang had tested, what experts said, was an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). It needs an ICBM if it were to target the US mainland with its nuclear weapon.
The nuclear test came after North threatened the American territory of Guam and weeks of missile tests, including launches demonstrating that North Korea had the capability to reach much of the United States.
The South Korean military carried out drills Monday in response to the test, with F-15K fighter jets and ground forces firing missiles in a simulated attack on the North’s nuclear site.
The South Korean defense minister, Song Young-moo, also said Monday that in recent talks he had asked the US to deploy strategic assets including an aircraft carrier group and bombers. However, It is clear what sort of missile North Korea was preparing for a possible test.
The Japanese government has started carrying out a special radiological survey after North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb powerful enough to spark a 6.3 Ritcher magnitude earthquake
Shrugging off United Nations sanctions and muscle flexing by the United States, North Korea today conducted its most powerful nuclear test ever claiming it as a “complete success of a hydrogen warhead for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).” Todays test measured 6
North Korea fired a ballistic missile from Pyongyangs Sunan area at around 6 AM today which flew some 2,700 kilometers reaching a height of 550 kilometers before falling into the northern Pacific Ocean. The test reinforced Pyongyang's claim that it possess ballistic missiles that can strike US, Japanese and South Korean targets in the near and far Pacific Ocean
North Korea reportedly launched a series of projectiles into the Sea of Japan today which according to US Pacific Command (USPACOM) appears to be three short-range ballistic missiles. However, the missile test was a failure, according to the US military
North Korea is reportedly building a nuclear-powered submarine likely to be ready in three years, according to a report by Japanese newspaper cited by
North Korea has fired an unidentified missile eastward from Pyongyang first time after the United Nations Security Council imposed fresh sanction on the nation. The missile likely reached altitude of 770 km, flew 3,700 km,
Seoul is likely to double its missile warhead weight as US has agreed Monday “in principle” to remove a warhead weight limit on its missiles. However, the missiles would still be bound by a flight range cap of 800 km as no changes to the flight range were mentioned in the Blue House statement
South Korea's intelligence service has registered the transportation of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the west coast of the country. The rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea's sixth nuclear test, and was spotted moving at night to avoid surveillance, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported
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