SEOUL: Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported Friday, days before Biden’s inauguration as US president. Shown in a calculation.
The demonstration came after the ruling Workers’ Party’s five-year congress, where leader Kim Jong Un called the United States his country’s “greatest real enemy.”
On Thursday evening, a smiling Kim watched the parade, wearing a black leather coat and fur hat, as he watched cavalry, specialist infantry, artillery and tanks mounted around Kim Sung Square.
The soldiers were breathless in the cold air and none of the thousands of participants were seen wearing masks. The plane flew overhead, forming a party symbol.
“The world’s most powerful weapon, the submarine-launched ballistic missile, entered one square after another, demonstrating the power of the revolutionary armed forces in a powerful way,” the state-run KCNA news agency reported. To say
Official and television footage showed four SLBMs with black and white cones passing by, and Park Van Goon of Handong Global University in the south called them “the North’s ultimate nuclear weapon.”
The North has previously shown small SLBMs and broadcast footage of test launches, but it is unclear whether they were recovered from submarines or underwater platforms.
The SLBM will be a strategic game changer operating on a nuclear-powered submarine, enabling Pyongyang to launch a surprise attack or strike near the United States, even if based on its land. The forces have been destroyed.
In Congress, Kim said the North has completed nuclear submarine projects, but such a ship is likely to be out of service for many years. It is also uncertain whether Pyongyang is showcasing the original missiles or models at its host events.
Analysts say the meeting of the northern centers and the use of military exhibitions are being used to send a detailed calculation of power to the administration in Washington in an attempt to gain concessions.
The KCNA said the parade included “rockets that have the ability to completely eliminate enemies outside the area in a complete manner”. This is beyond the Korean Peninsula.
Unlike its previous parade in October, Pyongyang did not unveil its Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) when it unveiled a huge new ICBM on an 11-axis vehicle whose analysis The cars said it had the largest road mobile, liquid-fueled missile. World.
Kim and Donald Trump had a tumultuous relationship, which involved mutual insults and threats of war before the extraordinary diplomatic relationship. But after the February 2019 meeting in Hanoi ended sanctions aid, the process stalled and made some significant progress, and in return Pyongyang would agree to give up.