North Korea shocked the world when it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
But now they are moving on to an even more dangerous weapons test.
And it has world leaders in a panic.
North Korea appears to be preparing for a submarine-based nuclear weapons test.
This would be a game-changer.
Sub-based rockets would have the capability of striking Los Angeles and Seattle.
The Sun reports:
New satellite images of North Korea bases appear to show the power hungry state gearing up for a game-changing nuclear missile test – this time from a submarine.
It comes as a North Korean subs have been reportedly spotted by U.S. spy agencies in international waters engaging in “unusual activity.”
The satellite pictures show a SINPO-class submarine, which is designed to launch ballistic missiles, in the Sinpo South shipyard in the east of the secretive state.
But North Korean watchers 38North, which monitors military activity in the Stalinist country, has spotted changes on the boat and the facility it is docked in.
The analysts believe satellite images indicate preparations for a major operation.
Its report states: “While the precise reason for this movement is unclear, one possibility is that it may have been long-term preparations for the recently reported voyage or an upcoming missile test.”
Other images show huge developments at the shipyard.
Long-range ballistic missiles (ISBMs), and their submarine-housed counterparts (SLBMs), are rockets which can carry nuclear bombs and would be capable of striking the west coast of the U.S. including cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle.
North Korea’s rapidly progressing nuclear weapons program has taken the world by surprise.
The Sun also reports:
Officials today told CNN that North Korea is developing its submarine-based missile capability.
Researchers believe the threat posed by Kim Jong-un has been underestimated – with the latest missile test soaring seven times higher than the International Space Station.
North Korea announced the completion of its first ever successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch earlier this month.
The ICBM was the first of its kind to be launched by the secret state and the test sent shockwaves across the world after the trigger-happy tyrant vowed to turn the U.S. into a “pile of ash.”
Testing submarine-based missiles could accelerate the path toward war.
Already, Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo has stated his support for regime change in North Korea.
And while the Trump administration is not rushing head-first into war on the Korean Peninsula, they will not sit idly by while Pyongyang develops weapons that could kill millions.
Unlike Barack Obama, Trump won’t twiddle his thumbs while a rogue nation develops weapons of mass destruction.
If North Korea launches another provocation such as testing sub-based nuclear missiles, the response from the United States will not be “strategic patience.”