A South Korean high-yield ballistic missile test. Photo: Handout A South Korean high-yield ballistic missile test. Photo: Handout
A South Korean high-yield ballistic missile test. Photo: Handout
North Korea

Korean arms race heats up as North fires ballistic missiles, South in submarine breakthrough

  • North Korea follows up test of long-range cruise missile with launch of two ballistic missiles; South announces spate of breakthroughs including a world-first launch from an air-independent propulsion submarine
  • Developments come amid a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at denuclearising the North, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Seoul and representatives from the US, Japan and South Korea meeting in Tokyo

Topic |   North Korea
A South Korean high-yield ballistic missile test. Photo: Handout A South Korean high-yield ballistic missile test. Photo: Handout
A South Korean high-yield ballistic missile test. Photo: Handout
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