South Korea’s military closely monitoring North Korea

(VOVWORLD) -South Korea's military is keeping a close watch on North Korea, the defense ministry said Monday, amid a report that the North may be ready to roll out a new submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles.

South Korea’s military closely monitoring North Korea  - ảnh 1A South Korean man watches on television the launch of a new Korean ballistic missile, at the Seoul Station (South Korea) on March 26, 2021. (Photo: AFP / VNA)

38 North, a US website monitoring North Korea, reported Friday that a dry dock at the North's Sinpo shipyard on its east coast has recently been repositioned along the submarine launch quay, saying the move could indicate that the North's new ballistic missile submarine "may be nearing completion or is ready to be rolled out and launched in the near future."

North Korea has been building a new submarine, which is believed to be 3,000-tonnes and capable of carrying three submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). Pyongyang first unveiled it in July 2019.