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Grafik zeigt Details der KN-11 Interkontinentalrakete aus Pjöngjang sowie Zeitreihe der wichtigsten Events der Abrüstungsgespräche zwischen Nordkorea und den US seit der ersten Unterwasser-gestarteten Interkontinentalrakete von 2016.


Nordkorea dürfte eine Rakete aus U-Boot abgefeuert haben

By Duncan Mil

October 2, 2019 - Nordkorea dürfte eine weitere, von einem U-Boot abgefeuerte, Interkontinentalrakete gestartet haben – eine Technologie, die von ihnen entwickelt worden war und dann alle Tests gestoppt hat, um mit den Vereinigten Staaten in 2018 Gespräche zu führen.

The launching came just hours after Pyongyang said it would resume nuclear talks with the U.S.

South Korean military radars detected the North Korean missile flying about 450km at a maximum altitude of 910km after liftoff from a site about 17km off the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan.

If fired at a standard trajectory, the missile could have travelled 1,500-2,000km, Kim Dong-yub, an analyst from Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, wrote on Facebook.

If confirmed, it would be the first time North Korea has launched an undersea missile in three years. The last SLBM tested by the North is thought to have taken place in August 2016, before U.S. President Donald Trump even took office.

President Trump has downplayed the significance of recent short-range launches by North Korea, but it's unclear whether he would do the same this time.

PUBLISHED: 02/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: KCNA