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Brazilian diplomatic cables shed light on North Korea missile testing

North Korea has ramped up its weapons testing program amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and Brazil's ambassador in Japan relays concerns in Tokyo

Brazilian diplomatic cables shed light on North Korea missile testing
North Korean soldiers at a military parade in Pyongyang. Photo: Astrelok/Shutterstock

In a diplomatic cable, the Brazilian ambassador to Japan warned the country’s embassies around the world of a potential escalation of the North Korea missile testing program during the Covid-19 pandemic. Writing from Tokyo, Mr. Saboia noted the reaction of the Japanese government to Pyongyang’s latest ramping up of its ballistic tests in March, which, according to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, “represent a serious problem to (…) the international community.”

While the rest of the world is struggling to hold their health systems together, the North Korean central government may be using these military operations to show off...

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