World North Korea displays submarine-based missiles for first time at military parade

06:05  15 april  2017
06:05  15 april  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Kim Jung Un didn’t make the trip to Moscow as originally planned for Russia’s massive Victory Day parade , but he certainly enjoyed a victory of his own — overseeing North Korea ’s first test of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM).

The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) displayed by North Korea during the military parade in October appears quite different from the versions seen in 2012 and 2013, but a close examination reveals as many similarities as differences.

Military trucks carry soldiers through central Pyongyang before sunset as the capital preparers for a parade marking today's 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founding father and grandfather of the current ruler © REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Military trucks carry soldiers through central Pyongyang before sunset as the capital preparers for a parade marking today's 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founding father and grandfather of the current ruler

North Korea displayed its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) for the first time on Saturday ahead of a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang.

North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its "military hysteria" or face retaliation as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region and the reclusive state marked the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father.

State TV showed images of the Pukkuksong-2 SLBMs on trucks waiting to be paraded in front of leader Kim Jong Un.

(Reporting by James Pearson; Editing by Nick Macfie)

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act .
Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) SEOUL, South Korea — Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's foll North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there's a chance the country wil

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