(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) North Korea has conducted a new underwater nuclear strategic
weapon test and cruise missile exercise guided by leader Kim
Jong-un earlier this week, Pyongyang's state media said Friday,
trend reports citing
The North's Central Military Commission of the Worker's Party
commanded the drills from March 21 to 23 "in order to alert the
enemy to an actual nuclear crisis and verify the reliability of the
nuclear force for self-defence," the official Korean Central News
Agency (KCNA) said.
The "underwater nuclear attack drone" was deployed off the coast
of Riwon County of South Hamgyong Province on Tuesday and reached
the target point in the waters off Hongwon Bay set as a mock enemy
port with its test warhead detonating underwater on Thursday
afternoon, according to the KCNA.
The drone cruised "along an oval and pattern-8 course at an
underwater depth of 80 to 150 meters in the East Sea of Korea for
59 hours and 12 minutes," it added.
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