Just three days after the last missile test, North Korea fired another missile at sea. It is said to be a type of missile that can carry nuclear weapons.
South Korea’s military said North Korea may have tested a nuclear-capable submarine missile. The General Staff said North Korea fired a ballistic missile from Sinpo on the east coast on Saturday afternoon (local time). She flew towards the open sea.
It could be a short-range submarine-launched missile (SLBM). South Korea’s military is prepared for possible further missile launches by the neighboring country.
Rocket can carry nuclear weapons
North Korea has been developing ballistic missiles for years. These are usually surface-to-surface missiles, which, depending on their design, can also carry one or more nuclear warheads. Modern SLBMs are also included. United Nations resolutions ban the country from testing missiles using ballistic missile technology.
Recently there were warnings that Pyongyang could also resume its nuclear weapons tests. The US government said on Friday that North Korea could conduct its first nuclear weapons test later this month since 2017. Read more about it here.
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