PYONGYANG (Staff Report) – North Korea has successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, the state-run television claimed.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile test as an eye-opening success, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US.

Hours before the announcement, South Korean military officials said the North fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its eastern coast.

Reacting to the latest missile test, France has urged European Union to adopt additional sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea after Pyongyang’s ballistic missile launch.

In a statement, a French Foreign Ministry spokesman urged a firm and united reaction so that North Korea stops its provocations and abandon, irreversibly, its nuclear and missile programme.