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North Korea Tested Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile, Says South Korea

The National Security Council of South Korea have said that North Korea have tested a projectile that is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in the early hours of Wednesday. The move to test submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is said to be of ‘strong concern’ to South Korea as it reportedly came days before the resumption of talks between North Korea and United States.

At the sidelines of the recently concluded UNGA, US and South Korea had reportedly agreed to take a more gentler approach toward North Korea’s path to denuclearization. The United States and South Korea reportedly had also agreed to analyse the characteristics of the projectiles that was tested earlier and study Pyongyang’s intention through close coordination between the intelligence unit of both South Korea and United States.

After North Korea accused United States of ‘no follow-up’ after each ‘historic’ summit, United States and North Korea have reportedly confirmed that talks between the two countries would happen within a week that would pave path toward complete denuclearization of North Korea Tested Submarine.

South Korea have said that an unidentified ballistic missile was fired by North Korea in the Sea Of Japan at around 7:11 a.m that is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). It is said to have flown about 450 kilometers at an apogee of some 910 km, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff is reported to have stated.

North Korea and United States have had two official summit since the beginning of tenure of US President Donald J. Trump to establish complete denuclearization in exchange for lifting up economic sanctions by US off North Korea as well as for North Korea’s economic prosperity.

While the Singapore Summit had some agreement that included goodwill gesture through the release of American defence forces captured by North Korea, the Hanoi Summit was futile as there was no deal or agreement between US and North Korea. US President Donald J. Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un last met in June at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that demarcate North Korea and South Korea. US and North Korea is expected to resume working level talks this weekend.