TOKYO, September 8. /TASS/. A ceremony to float out an advanced submarine fitted with tactical nuclear weapons was held in North Korea, the Voice of Korea radio station reported on Friday.
The ceremony was attended by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un.
According to the report, it was the country’s first submarine carrying tactical nuclear weapons.
The submarine is now being readied for sea trials.
In his speech on the occasion, Kim Jong-un called nuclear weapons an important component of the country’s naval forces.
“We are full of determination to continue to further demonstrate how advanced our submarines and surface shops are, and we will continue [the process of] rearming our fleet with nuclear weapons,” the Voice of Korea quoted him as saying.
North Korea carried out several test-launches of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) in the past.
Source : TASS