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North Korea launches missiles amid US policy review

Frank Smith

Press TV, Seoul

After firing two cruise missiles Sunday, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles early Thursday morning.

The latest launches are widely considered to be in violation of UN Security Council Sanctions against Pyongyang, which are strongly supported by the United States and limit North Korea’s ability to develop its economy.

North Korea’s recent missile tests demonstrate that maintaining the status quo, in terms of the ongoing United Nations Security Council sanctions, is unacceptable for Pyongyang. And experts agree that the timing of the tests was clear, to influence the Biden administration’s current review of its policy toward North Korea.

Experts argue that the US needs to live up to the Singapore summit agreement between former US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which was violated with recent joint US South Korea military drills.

US officials recently toured the region to consult allies, with expectations the Biden administration’s new policy toward North Korea will be announced within weeks.

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