North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, Making The US-North Korea Tension Worse

Is this an open threat to the US?


On May 14, 2017, North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country. South Korean Joints Chief of Staff confirmed the launch. This comes after the South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, 2017. Soon after assuming power, Moon advocated dialogue with North Korea to denuclearize.

This is the first provocative move by North Korea since Moon’s official Presidentship. Such a move has disturbed not only the region, including Japan but also the international community, specifically, the United States of America and the United Nations. Will President Moon be able to convince North Korea to move towards denuclearisation? Will convincing Kim Jon-Un help solve the strained US-North Korea relations? 

Let’s take a look at the developments of the latest missile launch.