International Desk: North Korea has tested a new attack drone with nuclear capabilities. This information was brought forward in the media report of this East Asian country on Friday (March 24). In addition, North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un warned that South Korea and the United States should stop joint military exercises. This information was reported by the news agency Reuters on Friday. North Korea's state news agency The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that during the test, North Korea's new drone traveled underwater for more than 59 hours at a depth of 80 to 150 meters (260-500 feet) and North Korea detonated a non-nuclear payload in waters off its east coast on Thursday. Analysts say that North Korea is demonstrating its diversified nuclear capabilities to the United States and South Korea through such activities.
However, Pyongyang is still skeptical that the submarine is actually ready for attack or defense after the test. Ankit Panda, a senior fellow at the US-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said, 'North Korea wants to signal to the US and South Korea that if a war breaks out, Pyongyang will Allies have to worry about nuclear weapons and their targets are huge.' He said, 'North Korea's diversified nuclear capabilities will include silos, railway cars, submarines and road-mobile missile launchers. And now they are adding this underwater torpedo to their fleet. KCNA reported that North Korea's new drone system, known as 'Hail' or Tsunami, attacks the enemy by hiding in water and creating a large radioactive wave by detonating under water. Ports are designed to be destroyed.
North Korea's state media reported that Kim Jong Un supervised the test, saying, "This nuclear underwater attack drone can be deployed to any coast and port or towed by a ship for operations." A South Korean military official said they Analyzing this claim of Korea. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no indication of a nuclear test. However, it is still unclear whether North Korea has fully developed the miniaturized nuclear warheads needed to fit its small weapons. Analysts say perfecting such a warhead will be the most important goal if North Korea resumes nuclear tests. Notably, North Korea conducted about 70 ballistic missile tests last year. Including eight intercontinental ballistic missiles. It is the record of the country's history of conducting the most missile tests in one year. In addition, Pyongyang has announced further modernization of its military power due to threats from the United States, Japan, South Korea and their allies.
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