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North Korea on Saturday offered what it said were new intercontinental ballistic missiles fired from submarines, while South Korea's army questioned the presence of new missiles at a time of heightened tension on the Korean peninsula to which Washington sent an "offensive naval group."
The long-range missile show came during a major military parade in the capital, Pyongyang, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended the ceremony.
State television showed scenes from the submarine-launched Baucoc Sung-2 ballistic missiles on trucks waiting to be presented to the leader.
One of the rockets is believed to have a range of 1,000 kilometers.
But the South Korean army doubted that such missiles would be new, according to the North, according to the agency "Reuters".
Observers believe that the communist regime could seize the opportunity of this anniversary, to launch a ballistic missile, or to conduct a new nuclear test will be the sixth. The United Nations has banned North Korea from carrying out such tests.
Unlike in previous years, the huge ceremony did not involve the participation of any Chinese official, which may indicate the strained relations between Pyongyang and its main ally Beijing, which stopped the export of coal this year.
The second man in the North Korean regime, Ryong-hae, has warned the United States of a nuclear response to any similar attack on Pyongyang.
"We are ready to respond to an all-out war with a comprehensive war, and we are ready to respond to any nuclear attack with a nuclear attack in our way," he said at a ceremony earlier in the day.
The tension on the Korean peninsula has risen in recent weeks after US President Donald Trump called North Korea "a problem that must be solved."
Trump sent the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, accompanied by three missile launchers, and spoke days later about sending a fleet of submarines to the Korean Peninsula.
The North Korean military considered the moves a threat to his country and said he would destroy the United States "mercilessly" if Washington decided to attack his country.