09 August 2017

News Report: North Korea Loads Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles on Patrol Boat – Reports

A North Korean Anti-Ship Missile launch (File Photo)
North Korea has loaded two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat off the country’s east coast, US media reported on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Fox News channel, citing US officials, two Stormpetel missiles were loaded on a patrol boat at Toejo Dong at the eastern coast of the country several days ago, where the East Coast Fleet’s headquarters is located.

This points to a possible missile test in near future, the officials said, as cited by the media, adding that the last time such deployment happened in North Korea was in 2014.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, tightening sanctions against North Korea after the latter’s recent missile tests. The new restrictions target coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood imports from North Korea to UN member states.

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