The weapons, unveiled during a parade marking 105 years since the state’s found Kim Il-sung was born, caused fears around the world that the secretive nation’s nuke program is far more advanced than previously thought.
But Chad O’Carroll, managing director of specialist service NK News, expressed doubts after seeing the nose cone of one of the final group of missiles “wobbled quite noticeably”, reports The Sun.
And Lee Il-Woo, a senior analyst at the private Korea Defence Network, told AFP: “I suspect they all might be mock-ups aimed to impress the outside world.”
Meanwhile, BBC footage of the parade shows some of the rockets appear to have wonky nose cones.
White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said that North Korea’s missile test was provocative and that the United States was working with its allies, including China, to develop a range of options.
“This latest missile test just fits into a pattern of provocative and …