There have probably been more North Korean missile tests than I’ve had hot dinners in recent weeks, with an attempt to ramp up their nuclear capabilities.
But, once again, they proved they’re still a long way away from their ultimate goal of world domination after yet another of their ballistic missile tests ended in failure, after it exploded on its launch pad, reports the Daily Mail.
After all this investment in their military arms (at the expense of their hungry citizens), you’d think they’d be quite good at building rockets by now – but apparently not.
Official sources confirmed that the blast is believed to have severely injured personnel working close to the medium-range weapon.
This is just one of the latest in a series of setbacks that North Korea has suffered in its aspirations to threaten the U.S. with its nuclear capabilities.
South Korea’s defence ministry declined to speculate on the missile type, but local media claimed it was a powerful, medium-range ‘Musudan’ that has already had three failed launches this year.
Despite the UN resolutions currently banning North Korea from using any ballistic missile technology, they regularly fire short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast.
This latest effort comes as tensions still run high on the Korean peninsula, following the North’s fourth nuclear test back in January and a long-range rocket launch only a month later.
Spokesman for the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jeon Ha-Gyu said:
We believe that it was a failure. As to why and how it failed, we are in the process of analysing that. We are maintaining a strong defence posture with potential further provocations by the North in mind.
North Korea have already claimed they won the last FIFA World Cup, discovered unicorns and cured aids, so maybe they should just try working on more bullshit like that, instead of the whole ‘wanting to blow up the world’ thing?