Nonetheless, South Korean military experts think Pyongyang is actively pursuing the development of missiles launched by submarine.
Analsyts say this would lift the threat to a new level.
What they are saying about North Korea’s actions?
“A threat to international security that requires new UN measures against the regime” – UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond
“Dangerous and provocative” – potential US Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton
“China should solve that problem” – potential US Republican presidential contender Donald Trump
“I condemn it unequivocally” – UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon
“China firmly opposes this. We urge North Korea to fulfill its promise of denuclearisation and stop any actions that would worsen the situation.” – Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunving