SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea Wednesday, South Korea's military said, in a display of its expanding military capabilities hours after saying it would resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States this weekend.
South Korean officials said the missile was fired from North Korea's eastern waters, suggesting it may have been submarine-launched. But South Korean defense officials won't officially disclose whether the missile was fired from a submarine, a barge or any other possible platform.
North Korea having the ability to launch missiles from submarines would be alarming because such weapons are harder to detect in advance.
According to Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missile flew about 450 kilometer