New missile paraded at N Korean celebration

The portraits of late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen lit at dawn at Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday

The attempted missile launch comes a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital marking the birth anniversary of the state founder where what appeared to be new ballistic missiles were displayed.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday showcased its military muscles by parading all of its most-advanced ballistic and tactic missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile which could strike targets 1000 km away.

As leader Kim Jong Un presided over events celebrating the so-called "Day of the Sun" honouring his grandfather's birth, a close aide addressed the packed square.

Single-engine propeller-powered planes flew in a 105 formation overhead.

North Korea issued a warning of its own, saying it was "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks" if provoked, according to a BBC News report.

Weapons analysts said they believe some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, including a solid-fuel missile created to be fired from a submarine, which would make it hard to detect.

"I say this because Trump tweeted that the DPRK, North Korea, is looking for trouble and it's none other than the U.S. that is posing threats toward the DPRK with the largest scale ever military exercises (with South Korea) and the nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson which was bound for Australia is now coming back to the Korean Peninsula".

"All the brigandish provocative moves of the U.S. in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK", the North's KCNA state news agency said.

It has carried out five nuclear tests - two of them previous year - and multiple missile launches, one of which saw several rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month.

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The military also rolled out what appear to be a number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) variants.

Schmerler said that the large "frankenmissiles" could potentially be North Korea's first capable of reaching the continental U.S. "He is doing the wrong thing", he said of Kim Jong-un.

"We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack", Choe Ryong-hae said during the parade. It has warned of a nuclear attack on the United States in retaliation for any sign of aggression, a threat that has been made numerous times in the past.

There are, however, concerns that the nation is possibly preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a missile launch soon.

But if the parade signaled a readiness for war, North Korea has long insisted that its goal is peace - and survival - with the growing arsenal a way to ensure that the government in Pyongyang is not easily overthrown.

It was time for North Korea and the U.S.to strike a "grand bargain", Xinhua said.

In the latest, China has warned North Korea of a war as a reaction to its "merciless" response to the U.S. Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for North Korea's most important hol.

The attempted launch Sunday in North Korea came hours before Vice President Mike Pence, briefed about the situation while aboard Air Force Two, was set to arrive in South Korea.

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