It was an embarrassing moment for North Korea after its missile launch failed in what may have been caused by US cyber-attack or perhaps something else.
The Former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind claims American intelligence has frustrated similar nuke tests in the past.
A former British foreign secretary revealed that the US may have sabotaged Kim Jong-un’s missile test yesterday through a cyber-attack causing the rocket to spectacularly flop.
The Former foreign secretary claimed that American intelligence has used cyber warfare to successfully foil missile tests before and that there is a strong belief that President Trump’s administration was behind North Korea’s latest failed launch.
Rifkind, who was speaking with the BBC also pointed out that the missile could have failed because the system is not competent enough, adding that there’s a very strong belief that the US through cyber methods has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail.
Sir Malcolm emphasized that despite the missile flop North Korea remains a serious nuclear threat. He also warned that people should not get too excited by that, adding that North Korea has had quite a lot of successful tests.
Reports from the South Korea’s military indicated that the launch was attempted near the Sinpo region, the same area from which the North tested a ballistic missile last month.
The US officials said that the missile in the test exploded on launch but they don’t know exactly what type of weapon it was. The controversial incident is likely to escalate the rising tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s rogue nuclear weapons ambitions.
The missile flop came a day after the parade marking 105 years since the states found Kim Il-sung was born.
North Korea has launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests last year. It has also carried out a slew of shorter range missile firings.
The parade show cased a KN-08 rocket, which is thought to be capable of flying more than 7,000miles – within range of Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC.
The US military experts reacted with shock to the display. North Korean experts admit that the secretive nation now appears far more advanced than it was previously thought.
A research associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, Dave Schmerler told The Wall Street Journal that people are stunned, adding that no one was expecting to see this many new missile designs. The devastating KN-14 rocket was also on display during the parade.
Other theories, including remote viewing, have surfaced after Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland responded, "You know we can’t talk about secret intelligence and things that might have been done, covert operations. I really have no comment.”