“This is a system that can reach targets throughout Japan ...”
Professor Jeffrey Lewis, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, on a reported North Korea test-missile launch.
sep 13, 2021
- North Korea says it tested a new long-range cruise missile this weekend.
- Any such missile test would be viewed as a provocative or threatening action by the nuclear-armed nation.
- Significant Timing: The North Korean launch announcement comes just as South Korea's top nuclear envoy heads to Japan to discuss North Korea with US and Japanese officials on Monday and Tuesday. China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, is scheduled to visit South Korea this week as well. (CNN)
Why It Matters: North Korea is designated a state sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. State Department. It's one of only four countries on the list, joined by Iran, Cuba, and Syria.