North Korea says recent missiles were test of 'railway-borne' system

North Korea says recent missiles were test of 'railway-borne' system

20:16 - North Korea said the missile system it tested Wednesday was a new "railway-borne missile system."

Reuters reported that North Korean Marshal Pak Jong Chon, who was in charge of the test, told state media KCNA that the system was "an efficient counter-strike means capable of dealing a harsh multi-concurrent blow to the threat-posing forces."

The testing of the system occurred Wednesday at the same time South Korea tested a missile firing from a submerged 3,700-ton submarine.

South Korea said the target was hit during its test.

North Korea’s test of a new missile system drew international condemnation, with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga saying the test was a “violation of UN Security Council resolution, and I strongly protest and condemn this.”

Tensions between North and South Korea have become increasingly heightened as South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the missile test from North Korea was a provocation.

“If the president joins in the slander and detraction [against us], this will be followed by counter actions, and the North-South relations will be pushed toward a complete destruction,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister said. “We do not want that.”

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