10/19, 11:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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N. Korea confirms ballistic missile launch - report

North Korea confirmed Wednesday test-firing its latest submarine-launched ballistic missile, revealing the launch was conducted "successfully," Yonhap reported citing state news outlet.

"The new SLBM will greatly contribute to our country's defense technology advancement and the Navy's underwater operational capabilities," North Korean Central News Agency said.

Earlier, the United States and Japan condemned Pyongyang's actions calling the missile launch a "destabilizing act." State Department urged North Korea to halt provocations.

Breaking the News / LH