December 06, 2021

North Korean satellite launch in 2018 could trigger U.S. military action: expert

The Sejong Institute's Cheong Seong-chang warns current rapprochement may not last

The launch of a satellite by North Korea this year could provoke an American military strike against the DPRK, a South Korean expert told NK News in March.

In a wide-ranging interview on the DPRK leadership, ongoing rapprochement between the two Koreas, and Pyongyang's more long-term goal, Cheong Seong-chang, a senior researcher at the Sejong Institute, warned that the ongoing cooling of tensions on the peninsula might not last.