North Korea puts midrange missile on standby: Reports

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea is believed to have placed a new, powerful mid-range missile on standby for an impending launch, a news report said Tuesday.


The reported launch plans came two days after North Korea claimed to have successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine in a continuation of its weapons tests amid ongoing South Korea-U.S. military drills.

Seoul officials said the launch happened Saturday but could not confirm whether it was a success.

Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified Seoul official as saying Tuesday that South Korea’s military had unspecified evidence indicating North Korea would likely soon launch a mid-range Musudan missile.