After the launch of a projectile last Wednesday, North Korea launch again this Saturday ballistic missile from a submarine. This has been made public by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
“Our military detected today at 2:07 p.m. (5:07 GMT) that North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile, estimated to be an SLBM, from the coastal area of Sinpo in South Hamgyong province into the East Sea. (name given to the Sea of Japan in the two Koreas),” the JCS said in a statement.
Sinpo, the eastern coastal area of the country, is the location of North Korea’s development center for submarines and submersible ballistic missiles (SLBM). The Pyongyang government usually test this type of projectiles in the area.
This test comes three days before the conservative inauguration as president of South Korea Yoon Suk-yeol, who has promised a less tolerant stance toward North Korea. In the same way, she pretends to maintain a good relationship with USA. Yoon is also scheduled to meet at seoul with the US president Joe Bidennext May 21.
The JCS has announced, following the launch this Saturday, that the south korean army “In close cooperation with the US, it is closely monitoring related movements.”
In the same way and as a result of the tension on the North Korean peninsula, many analysts believe that Pyongyang is prepared to carry out a new nuclear test, which would be the first of its kind since 2017, as reported by the Efe Agency.