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Fox News: North Korea's Missile Designed to Launch From Submarine

Fox News: North Korea's Missile Designed to Launch From Submarine

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By    |   Monday, 13 February 2017 01:41 PM

North Korea's missile that it claims it tested over the weekend is designed to launch from a submarine, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday.

Officials said the KN-11-mod-2 missile was launched in the northwest region of North Korea Saturday evening and traveled around 300 miles into the Sea of Japan.

The missile test this weekend happened around the same time as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appearance in the U.S. with President Donald Trump.

The missile traveled farther than any other missile that North Korea has launched, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

The launch was a "clear grave threat to our national security," Capt. Jeff Davis said, according to Fox News.

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's 33-year-old dictator, witnessed the launch in person, officials said.

The U.S. Navy has stationed two warships in the Sea of Japan in the last few weeks as part of a "heightened presence," one official said.

While this test did not worry U.S. officials, the possibility of North Korea wielding an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States in the future is a concern, according to the report.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry weighed in on the launch.

"Given the current circumstances, relevant parties should not engage in mutually provocative moves which could heighten regional tensions. All parties need to exercise restraint in a joint effort to maintain regional peace and stability," spokesman Geng Shuang said.

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