Russian warning system records North Korean missile launch

The North Korean flag flies between towers on the walls of Moscow's Kremlin.

The North Korean flag flies between towers on the walls of Moscow's Kremlin.

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The missile launched from a submarine does not qualify as a threat

The Russian missile warning system has recorded the launch of a missile from a North Korean submarine but has not qualified it as a threat, a source with knowledge of the situation told Interfax-AVN on April 23.

“The missile warning system certainly noted this launch. But, considering that this was a tactical missile and the trajectory of its flight was not directed toward Russian borders, the system did not qualify it as a threat,” the source said.

South Korean media outlets had reported earlier that North Korea had carried out another missile test, this time around launching a missile from a submarine off the country's northeastern coast.

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