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He described the missile as "time bomb which will go off on the backs of our hostile enemies at any time," according to the KCNA, which reported that the missile was launched from a submarine far from the mainland.
The announcement of the launch came a day after Pyongyang threatened to open fire without warning on any South Korean naval ships entering the countries' disputed Yellow Sea border off the west coast.
North Korea May Possess 20 Nuclear Warheads
North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005 and conducted a series of underground nuclear weapon tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Pyongyang's nuclear program has triggered multiple protests from the international community.
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