North Korea reacts to cut-off of food aid
North Korea indicated it would pursue further missile tests and said it was no longer bound by an agreement not to test missiles. The move came shortly after the United States cut off food aid.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced it was doubtful that inspectors would be sent to Pyongyang. Meanwhile, legislators on Capitol Hill are raising the stakes and calling for tougher action against North Korea in the wake of their April 13 missile launch.
North Korea’s decision to rebuff warnings from the United Nations not launch what it said was a weather satellite could the the domino that sets off a dangerous race in Asia. According to the Japan Times, India said it intended to test three ballistic missiles over the next week.