Analysts see political purpose in latest provocation: a calculated signal to Washington, Seoul and Tokyo that Kim regime not interested in diplomacy, and will not stop its weapons tests.
Ri Jong Ho describes new restrictions as 'perhaps the strongest sanctions ever imposed on Pyongyang'.
Apparent disintegration of heat shield near the end of missile's flight suggests Pyongyang has more work to do, according to experts.
If continued, economic sanctions will erode Pyongyang’s grip on power, senior-level North Korean defector Ri Jong Ho tells VOA Korean.
‘I never thought such atrocities and brutality could happen in the socialist system,’ says Ri Jong Ho, who witnessed deaths by machine gun.
Diplomat says his country ‘will never give up nuclear weapons’ until US, entire world do so.
Jeffrey Fowle says North Korean authorities also wanted him to admit to visiting journalists that he'd committed unspecified crime.