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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea claims successful new ballistic missile launch from sub

U.N. Security Council to discuss Pyongyang's violation of resolution

A new submarine-launched ballistic missile is tested in this undated photo released on Oct. 19 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korea claimed on Wednesday that it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, flexing its military muscles at a time when South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are discussing ways to pressure Pyongyang to come to dialogue.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the new missile has many advanced technologies, including pullup movement -- an irregular maneuver designed to avoid interception. It is the second time that Pyongyang has tested an SLBM from a submarine, having previously done so five years ago.

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