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Will N. Korea make SLBM provocation around Christmas?

12:50, Friday, 08 December, 2017
Will N. Korea make SLBM provocation around Christmas?

There are signs indicating that North Korea is preparing to make further provocations with a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) after breaking silence last month with the launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korea has not fired any SLBM since August 2016. Some analysts say that Pyongyang probably has concentrated all efforts on developing the technology for maximizing its capabilities for striking the United States during the hiatus in SLBM provocation.
     “It is true that we have detected a series of signs suggesting that the North is preparing to launch a new SLBM dubbed Pukkungsong-3,” a South Korean government source said Thursday. “Although we cannot say that a test launch is imminent, we are keeping a close watch by using South Korea-U.S. combined surveillance assets because of increased activities.”
     Japanese media are also reporting on an imminent SLBM launch. The Tokyo Shimbun reported on Wednesday that the North had already manufactured five Pukkuksong-15 prototypes. When North Korea disclosed photographs showing its leader Kim Jong Un inspecting Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defence Sciences in August, it showed designs for a new SLBM labeled the Pukkuksong-3, hinting that it was focusing on improving its SLBM.

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Karen 01:39, 09.12.2017
Djvar, inq anuma en jamanak erb vor iren petq e linum, texnalogyan lavacnelu hamar.