US general says not seeing indications of North Korea looking at ‘lashing out’

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The head of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Thursday that he was not seeing indications that North Korea was looking at "lashing out" ahead of an expected military parade, as Pyongyang is internally focused on dealing with typhoon damage and the coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON: The head of US forces in South Korea said on Thursday (Sep 10) that he was not seeing indications that North Korea was looking at "lashing out" ahead of an expected military parade, as Pyongyang is internally focused on dealing with typhoon damage and the coronavirus.

"There's people suggesting that perhaps there will be a rollout of a new weapon system. Maybe, but we're not seeing any indications right now of any sort of lashing out," General Robert Abrams said during an event.

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Satellite imagery of a North Korean shipyard shows activity suggestive of preparations for a test of a medium-range submarine-launched ballistic missile, a US think tank said on Friday.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies said the images it published on its website of North Korea's Sinpo shipyard showed several vessels within a secure boat basin, one of which resembled vessels previously used to tow a submersible test stand barge out to sea.

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