North Korea launches first ballistic missile in 2 months
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, its first launch in roughly two months, according to AP.
Why it matters: The provocation is a signal that North Korea does not intend to rejoin denuclearization talks.
- South Korea's military said it believes the missile was fired from North Korea’s Jagang province and landed in its eastern waters.
The big picture: The country and its dictator, Kim Jong-un, had been relatively quiet throughout the Biden administration, but Tuesday's launch could indicate that behavior is changing.
- The country hasn't tested a nuclear weapon or intercontinental ballistic missile since 2017, though it has continued to rebuff talks proposed by the Biden administration, Axios' Dave Lawler reports.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the missile was launched on Wednesday in North Korea, not Tuesday.