July 11, 2023

North Korea Fires ICBM After Threat to ‘Shock’ US for Spy Planes

Source: Bloomberg

Journalists: Jon Herskovitz, Sangmi Cha

“Because it’s an ICBM that is designed to target the US homeland, it appears North Korea is protesting the recent flights of US spy planes,” said Duyeon Kim, an adjunct senior fellow in Seoul at the Center for a New American Security.

She added North Korea may be looking to step up tensions ahead of the 70th anniversary later this month of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War. This could build domestic support after a rocket meant to put a satellite into orbit failed in flight in late May, and was salvaged by South Korea in international waters.

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