North Korea showed off what appeared to be at least one new long-range ballistic missiles at their “Day of the sun” celebration parade on Saturday marking the 105th anniversary of its founding leader Kim Il-sung.
Many of these missiles have never been seen before in North Korea, but the new missiles displayed weren’t as provocative as the threat of another North Korean nuclear weapons test that had been rumored.
Still, the North Korean’s weapons appeared to be far more advanced than the world expected.
No one knows exactly what is inside the new missiles, but their display at the parade does show North Korea’s intent to build ICBM’s capable of reaching the mainland in the United States.
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) April 15, 2017
South Korean military officials said they regarded this new missile as an ICBM, stating, “It’s presumed to be a new ICBM. It seems longer than the existing KN-08 or KN-14 ICBMs.”
The North also showed off various other ballistic missiles including what it claims to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
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— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) April 15, 2017