Apr 17, 2017
The foreign press in NK was put on notice last Thursday that NK dictator Kim Jong-un was preparing some big show of power on that day, but it never happened. Experts were expecting Kim to do another nuclear test, in advance of the Friday military parade where Kim showed the world his latest missiles and weapons systems, including new ballistic missiles and Polaris style submarine launched missiles.
When nothing happened on either day, it became apparent that China had intervened to warn Kim that Trump was serious about striking NK if he did so. However, Kim, not one to lose face after making several threats against the US, launched another missile test on Saturday evening but that test failed. Many expect this latest embarrassment to Kim will only heighten his desire to do something provocative.