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Saturday, May 09, 2015

North Korea announces test of submarine-launched missile

Kim Jong-unNorth Korea has said it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine.

Kim Jong-un personally attended the test launching of what he described as a “world-level strategic weapon”, the official Korean Central News Agency said. The report did not reveal the timing and location of the launch. A day earlier the North accused the South of breaching its maritime territories and threatened to launch attacks on ships.

The regime leader praised the test launch as an “eye-opening success” and declared it gave North Korea a weapon capable of “striking and wiping out in any waters the hostile forces infringing upon the sovereignty and dignity of [North Korea].”

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