Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade

North Korea unveiled a train of intercontinental ballistics Saturday in its capital of Pyongyang as part of an annual parade celebrating the birthday of founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of supreme leader Kim Jong-un.

LESS than a day after threatening the United States with "nuclear justice" North Korea has embarrassingly tried to launch a ballistic missile but failed.

Last year North Korea, which regularly fires off short-range rockets, launched a long-range missile and carried out two nuclear tests.

One of the missiles in particular caught the attention of South Korean military analysts watching via the North's state television broadcast.

"If they attempt a full-scale war, we will respond with a full-scale war", Choe Ryong Hae, a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party and a key aide to Kim, said in a speech before the parade, the Times reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on April 15 saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions.

Choe Ryong-hae, a vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), said that North Korea is ready for a war if the USA takes military action.

The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: "Maximum pressure and engagement". An official from South Korea's Defense Ministry couldn't immediately confirm whether any of the rockets represented a new type of ICBM.

Kim Jong-un did not speak at the parade but waved from a balcony.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to stress close coordination between Tokyo and Washington over North Korea when he meets with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo.

"We will respond with an all-out war to (the USA attempt) for a full-scale war and nuclear attacks with nuclear strikes", Choe said in a speech. The ICBMs would be the largest weapons the country has produced.

North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister has issued an ominous warning after US President Donald Trump called the country a "problem [that] will be taken care of". This would allow North Korea to prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable TELs from being damaged during launch and also make the missiles harder to detect after they're fired, he said.

North Korea exhibited its ballistic missiles and other military weaponry during a huge parade on Saturday to celebrate its founder's birthday.

The country unveiled a series of missiles Friday in a military parade.

The nuclear-armed state is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes.

On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discouraged the USA and North Korea from engaging in "tit for tat" behavior between the two countries after media reports claimed that the Trump administration was positioned to launch a preemptive strike if North Korea appeared to be launching such a test. North Korean then fired the missile at a lofted angle for testing purposes. It has warned of a nuclear attack on the United States in retaliation for any sign of aggression, a threat that has been made numerous times in the past.

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