North Korea has reportedly fired two short-range missiles from its eastern coastal city of Wonsan early on Thursday.
“The missiles flew about 430km (267 miles) from the point of launch and reached an altitude of 50km (30 miles) before falling into the East sea,” an official at South Korea's defence ministry was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“According to initial information, at least one short-range projectile was fired from North Korea. Further analysis is underway,” a US official said.
On Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a “massive, newly-built submarine.” He was accompanied by missile programme leaders, Pyongyang-based news agency KCNA reported.
Speculations are rife that the large submersible could have been developed under submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) programme.
US President Donald Trump and Kim held denuclearisation talks in the end of June, which had stalled after a second summit in February between the leaders in Vietnam broke down.
Although the two countries vowed to hold a new round of working-level talks after the June meeting, Pyongyang has castigated Washington for the upcoming US-South Korea military drills.
However, Cho Yoon-je, South Korean ambassador to the US said that Washington has offered to discuss the time and location of such talks but there was no response from Pyongyang yet.
South Korea is set to launch a new project to build a ship on which short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (STOVL) aircraft such as the F-35B stealth jets it is seeking to buy, can be operated. The decision to build the carrier-type vessel, expected to be operational by late 2020s, was taken on July 12
North Korea has recently concluded tests of tactical guided weapons under the supervision of President Kim Jong Un, according to a report published by country's state media KCNA reported Thursday.According to the report, the weapon that was tested on Wednesday has a peculiar mode of guiding flight and carries load of a powerful warhead
South Korea has won $1.02 billion to supply Indonesia with three 1,400-ton submarines, according to multiple press reports
North Korea attempted to sell air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology meant for non-nuclear submarines to Taiwan, according to Taiwanese media. A Taiwanese trading company that frequently dealt with North Korea received a "mandate" from the countrys national defense commission
The Short Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBMs) fired by North Korea from its north-eastern coast into the East Sea early on Friday could be newly developed ones, the office of President Moon Jae-in, Cheong Wa Dae, has said after holding an emergency meeting in Seoul. “On the basis of an initial analysis, the authorities of South Korea and the United States believe that the projectiles were new SRBMs,” Ko Min-jung, Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson was quoted as saying by
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