Russian pol: North Korean regime preparing long-range missile test

Source: US News & World Report

“North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday. Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, and two other Russian lawmakers visited Pyongyang on Oct. 2-6, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. ‘They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States,’ RIA quoted Morozov as saying. … Morozov’s comments drove up the price of U.S. Treasury bonds, as investors, worried about the prospect of new North Korean missile tests, moved into assets the market views as a safe haven in times of uncertainty.” [editor’s note: Could the whole North Korea saber-rattling production be a US Treasury scheme to make it cheaper to borrow money? – TLK] (10/06/17)