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

Official: Maybe Those North Korean Missiles Were Just Big Green Tubes

  Official: Maybe Those North Korean Missiles Were Just Big Green Tubes <p>U.S. intelligence officials and private experts are trying to make sense of the missiles they saw displayed in Pyongyang Saturday during a parade to honor the 105th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder.</p>The procession’s vast array of ballistic missiles included some models that hadn’t been seen in public before, U.S. intelligence officials said.

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)

McCain: North Korea 'first real test' for Trump .
How President Trump responds to North Korea's push to develop a nuclear missile capable of striking the United States could be the "first real test" of his administration, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday.&nbsp;If North Korea were to fire a missile at the U.S., "we would have to rely on our ability to intercept it, and by the way, I'm told that we do have that ability," McCain told NBC's "Meet the Press.

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