Latest reports reveal new twist in the missile launched by Kim Jong-un on Saturday. The North Korean leader is going against every rule, and he seems to enjoy stepping on everyone’s nerves. People across the globe are worried about the nuclear appetite of the dictator, and his first neighbors are all ready to oppose his testing.
As CBS News reported, North Korea tried to launch a missile that probably failed, and the information was confirmed by an US official. The source said that the missile was definitely not an intercontinental ballistic missile, despite the fact that Kim Jong-un bragged to possess such thing. However, we have never seen anything that would confirm that he owns that an ICBM.
We still have no information on the reasons that led to the failure.
The information was first brought by the Yonhap news agency in South Korea, and its reporters were the first to confirm the failed lunch. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in South Korea stated that the missile launch took place in Sinpo, somewhere on the east coast. Reuters confirmed the location.
“The North attempted to launch an unidentified missile from near the Sinpo region this morning but it is suspected to have failed,” the South’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote in the official statement. President Donald Trump was briefed on the failed attempt, and Vice President Mike Pence is already in Seoul. He is on his official visit to Asia.
North Korea was pretty busy for the weekend, as they celebrated the 105th anniversary of Kim Il Sung. The huge military parade honored Il Sung, and it was a nice opportunity for Kim Jong-un to show off, and inform the world about his military capacity.
What do you think about this attempt? What was Kim Jong-un trying to do?