North Korea tests suspected submarine-launched missile ahead of South Korea inauguration Pyongyang has been exploiting a favourable international environment to press its weapons ambitions with the UN Security Council divided and preoccupied over Russia's war on Ukraine. North Korea launches suspected ballistic missileKim Jong-un had earlier vowed to quickly bolster nuclear arsenal and threatened to use it against rivals North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea off its east coast, says Japan and South KoreaPyongyang has recently stepped up weapons tests, resuming long-range missile launches for first time since 2017 in March. Officials in Seoul and Washington say it may also be preparing for a new round of nuclear tests. North Korea launches suspected missile toward seaNorth Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear arsenal “at the fastest possible pace” and Kim Jong-un vows to boost North Korea's nuclear arsenalNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to move faster in bolstering the country's nuclear forces in a speech during a military parade. North Korea's Kim warns of 'pre-emptive' use of nuclear forcePyongyang should continue to build up its arsenal so that it can have the "overwhelming military muscle that no force in the world can provoke," Kim said. Kim warns N. Korea could ‘preemptively’ use nuclear weaponsSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned again that the North could preemptively use its nuclear weapons if threatened, as he praised his top army officials for a massive mi… Kim Jong-un warns North Korea would ‘preemptively’ use nuclear weaponsKim Jong-un made the statement as he praised his top military officials over the staging of a massive military parade according to state media on Saturday.