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South Korean Military Suspects that North Korea May Be Planning a Submarine Launched Missile Test

A North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile is launched during a test in this undated photo released on Oct. 19, 2021. (KCNA via Reuters)
A North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile is launched during a test in this undated photo released on Oct. 19, 2021. (KCNA via Reuters)

The South Korean military has detected activities in North Korea that suggest it may be preparing to fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its eastern coast, officials said Saturday.

The suspicious signs came as South Korea and the United States are set to hold joint military drills involving a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the end of this month. U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris also plans to visit Seoul on Thursday for talks with President Yoon Suk-yeol.

“We are closely monitoring North Korea’s SLBM-related facilities and activities, and maintaining a thorough readiness posture,” a military official said.

The military has recently detected possible signs of preparation for an SLBM test in the North’s eastern coastal city of Sinpo, according to sources.

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