North Korea tested underwater nuclear weapon system 05:33

North Korea tested the Haeil-5-23 underwater nuclear weapons system in response to joint military exercises between South Korea, the United States, and Japan. This was reported by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), citing the North Korean Ministry of Defense.

According to the ministry, for three days on January 15, the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, the cruiser Princeton equipped with the Aegis multifunctional combat system, ships of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the South Korean Navy carried out joint operations. Naval exercises around Jeju Island.

“In response, the Underwater Weapons Systems Institute of the North Korean National Defense Academy conducted a significant test of the under-development Haeil-5-23 underwater nuclear weapons system in the waters of the Korean East Sea. “said the ministry.

Before that, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un statedThe successful launch of the Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile showed what North Korea is prepared to do if the United States “makes the wrong decision” against Pyongyang. The North Korean leader emphasized that the drills clearly show what kind of urgent action the country is ready for. In his view, if Washington takes further hostile actions, Pyongyang should respond with “more active offensive actions” using “more advanced and threatening options.”

Previously in North Korea in the name condition for using nuclear weapons.

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Source: Gazeta

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