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Today I Learned... That North Korea Launched Missiles Again



The world is gonna fall apart. Alright, not quite, but it definitely is not doing so well. The United States' National Security Advisor, John Bolton, is currently in South Korea to talk to the South Korean government. During this time precisely, North Korea decided to test 2 missiles. North Korea despises Bolton and it is no coincidence that these missiles were tested during his stay in South Korea.

North Korea has continually tested and developed their nuclear weapons. Trump has been in contact with Kim Jong Un and has tried to work out a deal with him. Kim and Trump have tried to negotiate, but they are very far apart. Kim wants all sanctions to be lifted off North Korea before he gets rid of most of his nuclear arsenal, but Trump wants Kim to get rid of most of his weapons before lifting the sanctions. They are on opposite ends and don't seem like they are going to be able to meet in the middle with such high stakes. As of right now, the US isn't going to do anything about North Korea's missiles unless they start testing long-range missiles. Whether, the US changes its mind, is up to Trump.




Sources:

Ward, Alex. “North Korea Just Fired 2 ‘Projectiles’ - Curiously Timed to Bolton's Trip to South Korea.” Vox, Vox, 24 July 2019, www.vox.com/2019/7/24/20726618/north-korea-misisle-trump-bolton.