N Korea Confirms Missile Test Designed For Submarine Launch

Andrew H. Sweet
North korean missile sub

Tuesday's launch was the highest-profile weapons test by North Korea since President Joe Biden took office in January. The Biden administration has repeatedly said it's open to resuming nuclear diplomacy with North Korea "anywhere and at any time" without preconditions. The North has so far rebuffed such overtures, saying U.S. hostility remains unchanged.

South Korea's military described the missile as a short-range, submarine-launched ballistic missile. It said it had launched from waters near the eastern port of Sinpo, where North Korea has a major shipyard building submarines.

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