North Korea reportedly used submarine-launched ballistic missile in latest test

The Nation  |  Oct 19, 2021

South Korea believes North Korea conducted a short-range ballistic missile test on Tuesday morning, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing representatives of the country's National Security Council.

According to Yonhap, the missile flew 430-450 kilometres (267-279 miles), reaching an altitude of 60 kilometres (37 miles).

The report said representatives from the National Security Council of South Korea expressed "extreme disappointment" with North Korea continuing to carry out missile launches, while the world's leading powers are holding consultations to stabilise the situation and establish peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The council called on Pyongyang to return to dialogue as soon as possible in order to create peace on the peninsula.

Following the missile launch, US and Japanese officials held a phone meeting, reports suggest.

In total, Pyongyang has reportedly conducted at least seven missile tests in 2021. In September, the DPRK reported about the newest addition to its arsenal - the Hwasong-8 missile armed with a hypersonic glider vehicle.

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