North Korean authorities said that on Wednesday morning from a submarine on the East coast of the country was successfully launched the latest ballistic missile Pukguksong-3. According to the North Korean news Agency, the tests confirmed the tactical characteristics of the new missile and did not threaten the security of neighboring countries.
Senior members of the Workers’ Party of Korea, who immediately informed the Central Committee of the party about the success, attended the tests.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un personally sent congratulations to the test participants.
Pukguksong-3-the next version of a ballistic missile first tested in North Korea in 2016.
In May 2017, North Korea tested a Pukguksong-2 missile. As it turned out, it was able to fly about 500 kilometers and fell in the Sea of Japan. The missile launch was condemned by the UN Security Council, which called Pyongyang’s actions “destabilizing behavior and a gross, provocative violation.”