October 31, 2020

December rocket launch was part of “information battle”

Japanese newspaper says North Korea staged a "a reporting battle" with the launch

HONOLULU – North Korea’s December 12 rocket launch was as much about defying international opinion as testing its long-range rocket capabilities, a North Korean official has reportedly said.

Prior to the launch North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered that Pyongyang, "seize the initiative through an international battle of public opinion and a strategic reporting battle," the official was quoted as saying by Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun.