Kim Jong Un and President Trump speak to reporters June 30, 2019, in Freedom House at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Photos Show North Korea Closer to Building Submarine That Can Launch Missiles

New satellite imagery seems to confirm North Korea‘s recent claim that it has built a new submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear warheads. According to analysis by a Washington think tank the photos also indicate that North Korea may be preparing for a new test of a submarine launched ballistic missile.

On July 23 North Korean state media released photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a “newly built submarine” and said that the new submarine’s “operational deployment is near at hand.”

Analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Beyond Parallel says the new submarine is likely a successor to North Korea’s existing experimental SINPO-class ballistic missile submarine.

Read more at ABC News

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