South Korean President Yoon Sok-yul said on Friday he would make sure North Korea pays for what he called its “reckless provocations,” hours after Pyongyang said it had tested a new underwater nuclear-attack drone.
And North Korean state media reported, earlier today, that Pyongyang had tested a new drone capable of carrying out an underwater nuclear attack that could generate radiological tsunamis, and blamed the joint military exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States for stirring up tensions. in the region.
The official Korean Central News Agency said that the new North Korean drone floated during underwater exercises at a depth of 80 to 150 meters for more than 59 hours and exploded in waters off the east coast on Thursday.
The agency added that the drone system aims to launch stealth attacks in enemy waters and destroy naval attack groups and major ports of operations by causing a wide-ranging radiation wave through an underwater explosion.
“The nuclear attack drone can be deployed underwater at any coast or port or towed by a surface ship for operation,” she said, adding that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test.