North Korea 'building ballistic missile submarine'

North Korea 'building ballistic missile submarine'

On July 4, North Korea launched its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in an attempt to come up with a powerful weapon that could reach "anywhere in the world".

North Korea's last missile test was on September 15 but Lee and Yun did not seem to put much emphasis on the lull, Yonhap said, as they were unable to gauge its intentions. That's according to a report released Thursday by 38North, a North Korea monitoring project based out of Washington, DC. It said these appeared larger than those for North Korea's Romeo-class attack submarine.

Parasites can enter the body in a number of ways - such as insect bites - but it is believed that many people in North Korea are likely to be infected as a result of contaminated food.

In July, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared he could strike the entire continental United States after test-firing the regime's second ICBM within a month - a claim disputed by American officials.

"Noting that these developments seriously threaten peace and stability in the entire region and beyond, we strongly urged the DPRK (North Korea) to fully and immediately comply with its obligations arising from all the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions", it read.

Trump has previously called negotiations with the isolated nation a waste of time.




Representatives from South Korea and the USA agreed yesterday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was hard to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

Yonhap, citing unidentified diplomats in Beijing, said there was a good chance that Mr Song would meet Mr Kim tomorrow. The problem is common among defectors, the professor said, but may not be reflective of the North Korean population.

Prof Choi Min-ho of Seoul National University's college of medicine said: "Although we do not have solid figures showing health conditions of North Korea, medical experts assume that parasite infection problems and serious health issues have been prevalent in the country".

North Korea has conducted dozens of missile tests this year, and its largest and biggest nuclear test was on Sept 3. Such a move would trigger more sanctions and represent a shift after a 2008 decision by then President George W. Bush to lift the designation as part of an effort to use diplomacy.

Today, North Korea's Ambassador to the UN Han Tae-song met with Reuters in Geneva and claimed that his country won't negotiate with the United States as long as it continues military cooperation with South Korea.

"As long as there is continuous hostile policy against my country by the USA and as long as there are continued war games at our doorstep, then there will not be negotiations", he said.

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