Published: Sat, November 02, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

N. Korea conducted successful multiple rocket launchers test, reports KCNA

N. Korea conducted successful multiple rocket launchers test, reports KCNA

Pyongyang is under multiple sets of worldwide sanctions over its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs, which it says it needs to defend against a possible U.S. invasion.

If confirmed, a submarine-essentially based entirely missile potential would commerce the militia stability on the Korean peninsula.

The North then walked away from working-level nuclear talks with the United States in Sweden, saying it was disappointed at the lack of "new and creative" solutions offered by Washington.

The South Korean military is maintaining readiness while monitoring the situation, the JSC said in a statement.

A senior United States official denounced North Korea's test of what it claims was a super-large multiple rocket launcher on Thursday, saying it will have a negative impact on Pyongyang's talks with Washington.

Since the late 1980s, North Korea has deployed relied on liquid-fuel Hwasong 5 and 6 SRBMs, based on Soviet-made Scud missiles, that can strike targets at a range of 300 and 500 km respectively, but they are "notoriously inaccurate, a shortcoming that limits their military utility unless armed with nuclear warheads", Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said in an article published by 38 North, the website of a US think tank, on October 10.

"This launch and continued North Korean aggression underscore the need for the Trump Administration to recommit to the maximum pressure policy" and for Congress to impose additional sanctions against the Kim government, Gardner said.

"Clarke Cooper, the US State Department's assistant secretary for political-military affairs, said the North's firing of two short-range projectiles toward the East Sea was a threat to the entire Pacific region".

It is demanding the easing of the measures and has repeatedly urged Washington to come forward with a new offer by the end of this year. This was the first time North Korea had conducted live-fire missile testing in nearly a month.

American officials have played down previous missile launches this year, saying they were short-range weapons.

Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since the Hanoi summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump broke down without an agreement in February.

"We're also test-firing missiles, no less than North Korea does", he told a parliamentary session.

Kim last week inspected the Mount Kumgang complex which once hosted Southern tourists visiting the North-a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation-and ordered the demolition of Southern-built facilities.

According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff the projectiles fired on Thursday afternoon flew across land, . signaling the regime's confidence that the test will be successful, according to experts.

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