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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Russia Nuclear-powered Submarines Launch Missiles in Barents Sea Drills

A nuclear submarine of Russia's Northern Fleet fires a missile during a drill in the Barents Sea, Russia, in this still image from a video published June 19, 2024. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
A nuclear submarine of Russia's Northern Fleet fires a missile during a drill in the Barents Sea, Russia, in this still image from a video published June 19, 2024. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
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Russia Nuclear-powered Submarines Launch Missiles in Barents Sea Drills

A nuclear submarine of Russia's Northern Fleet fires a missile during a drill in the Barents Sea, Russia, in this still image from a video published June 19, 2024. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
A nuclear submarine of Russia's Northern Fleet fires a missile during a drill in the Barents Sea, Russia, in this still image from a video published June 19, 2024. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Nuclear-powered submarines of Russia's Northern Fleet launched cruise missiles at sea targets as part of exercises in the Barents Sea, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday, citing the fleet's news service.

"The nuclear submarine missile cruisers ... of Northern Fleet carried out practical missile firing at sea targets in the Barents Sea," the TASS news agency reported, citing the statement from fleet.

The Severodvinsk and the Orel nuclear-powered submarines fired Kalibr and Granit cruise missiles a distance of about 170 km at a target simulating a detachment of landing ships of a mock enemy, the Interfax news agency reported.

"According to objective control data, the combat exercise was completed successfully," Interfax said, citing the fleet statement. "The missile weapons used have once again confirmed their inherent characteristics and high reliability."

The missile firing area was closed in advance to civilian shipping and aviation flights, Reuters reported.
The Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean is located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia and is divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : North Korea Warns of 'Devastating Consequences' over Leaflets from South

A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
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North Korea Warns of 'Devastating Consequences' over Leaflets from South

A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
A jeweller shows a gold bar at his shop in downtown Kuwait City on May 20, 2024. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)

North Korea said on Tuesday that South Korea will face "devastating consequences" over anti-Pyongyang leaflets, state media KCNA said.

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister and a senior party official, said large balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets from South Korea were found in her country, causing inconvenience to residents, Reuters reported.

"The situation seemed to be becoming unacceptable. Again I give you a stern warning," she said in a statement carried by KCNA.