This missile launch by North Korea came after the US received its first North Korean in custody after Mun Chol Myung was extradited from Malaysia. Mr Mun is a businessman accused of laundering money through the US financial system to provide luxury items to North Korea. The incident angered North Korea so much it cut off diplomatic ties with Malaysia. The nuclear-armed North has a long history of using weapons tests to ramp up tensions, in a carefully calibrated process to try to forward its objectives.
Also Read|Why is North Korean potato propaganda back?
Also Read|North Korea’s Kim wishes Trump recovery from coronavirus.