North Korea reignites tensions by testing longest-range missile since 2017

South Korean TV coverage of North Korean missile test
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North Korea launched a missile Sunday, ending a month that saw an unusually high number of weapons tests, NPR reported.

According to The New York Times, "the tests enable the North to upgrade its missile forces while putting more pressure on the Biden administration to come to the table with more favorable terms, analysts said."

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