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(LEAD) N. Korea airs SLBM footage via state TV

All Headlines 13:23 August 25, 2016

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SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's central television broadcasting station on Thursday aired the footage of the latest launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).

In the footage running for one minute and 47 seconds, the broadcaster showed the launch of the missile from various angles.

Pyongyang's state-run media, including the Rodong Sinmun, the country's main paper and organ of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, also has been promoting the launch as a huge success.

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a SLBM in waters off its east coast near the port city of Sinpo. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called the launch "the greatest success."

The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the North.


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