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    North Korea Says Leader Kim Supervised Tests of Cruise Missiles Designed to Be Fired from Submarines

    North Korea Says Leader Kim Supervised Tests of Cruise Missiles Designed to Be Fired from Submarines

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of cruise missiles designed to be launched from submarines and also reviewed efforts to build a nuclear-powered submarine while reiterating his goal of building a nuclear-armed navy to counter what he portrays as growing external threats, state media said Monday.

    The report came a day after South Korea's military said it detected North Korea firing multiple cruise missiles over waters near the eastern port of Sinpo, where the North has a major shipyard developing submarines. It was the latest in a streak of weapons demonstrations by North Korea amid increasing tensions with the United States, South Korea and .

    North Korea's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun published of what appeared to be at least two missiles fired separately. Both created grayish-white clouds as they broke the water surface and soared into the at an angle of around 45 degrees, which possibly suggests they were fired from torpedo launch tubes.

    State media said the missiles were Pulhwasal-3-31, a new type of weapon first tested last week in land-based launches from North Korea's western coast.

    The reports implied that two missiles were fired during the test. KCNA said the missiles flew more than two hours before accurately striking an island target, but it did not specify the vessel used for the launches. North Korea in past years has fired missiles both from…

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