North Korea’s latest attempt to test-fire a missile was a failure, with the rocket exploding seconds after launch, according to American officials monitoring the nation.
But experts have warned against reading too much into the misfire.
Scant information has been released about Wednesday’s incident and it was not the first time North Korean missiles have crashed and burned.
Analysts said it may be a mere bump in the road, and do little to dissuade North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un from his ultimate objective of building a nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States.
“These failures are usually hidden from [North Korea’s] population and are unlikely to deter Kim from pursuing his nuclear ambitions,” according to Fraser Cameron, director of the EU-Asia Center, a think tank based in Belgium.
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