54% support pressure tactics over dialogue for North Korea: Jiji poll

US Japan conduct joint naval exercise amid North Korea tension

"These activities suggest a prolonged and ongoing shipbuilding program, which is supported by the fact that the Sinpo South Shipyard has historically been the primary manufacturer of large submarines for the Korean People's Navy (KPN)", 38North experts said in a report.

North Korea is on an "aggressive schedule" to build and deploy its first operational ballistic-missile submarine, a US think tank said, citing commercial satellite imagery.

According to the report, there have been continuous movements of components in and out of the construction yard throughout 2017 which clearly indicate that the country is busy in developing something big.

Abe told Fox News earlier this month that he hoped to "further solidify the U.S. -Japan alliance" against North Korea.

A closer look at the two circular objects believed to be sections of the submarine's hull suggests that SINPO-C could have broader beam than the ROMEO-class attack submarine which was 21.9 feet. In this photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides on the spot the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016.

Reuters reported that Pyongyang is believed to also be working on a solid-fuel missile for submarine launches.

Shinzo Abe pledges to strengthen defence amid North Korea threat
54% support pressure tactics over dialogue for North Korea: Jiji poll

Images of a test stand indicated continued testing of a mechanism for ejection launch of missiles from a submarine.

United States officials say they have seen no signs that Pyongyang has stopped development of its nuclear programme. It also replicates how a missile would be launched from a submarine's hull.

Last month, The Diplomat magazine quoted a U.S. government source as saying USA military intelligence had detected a new diesel-electric submarine under construction at Sinpo and dubbed it the Sinpo-C.

The prime minister also called on the worldwide community to help put pressure on North Korea.

The country has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, sparking a major worldwide crisis in which US President Donald Trump has said that all options are under consideration, including military ones.

In recent months, it has fired two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test, stoking regional tension. Experts cited by CNN said in August that if North Korea had fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on a standard trajectory, it could have hit major USA cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago or Denver.

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