The test defies explicit UN resolutions, challenges the international community, irritates everybody, from Manila to Tokio. Then the PDRK, in a highly uncommon move, invites journalists, in a remarkably open way, to see the rocket -even the alleged satellite- and the command and control facilities, etc. Then the rocket is launched without letting the observers or journalists know (despite a big screen in the hotel's 'press room' ). And finally, after defying South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and the Philipines... the launch fails. The PDRK is as enygmatic as ever, leaving everyone scratching heads, with a sour mood and many more questions than any certainties about what this public, Stalinist fart was all about.
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from the article: U.S. officials: North Korean long-range missile launch fails