Well, here we go.
In what would appear to be confirmation of something Seoul suggested less than 24 hours ago, North Korea is said to preparing for another ICBM launch.
Here’s the headline:
- NKOREA STARTS MOVING ICBM FOR POSSIBLE LAUNCH BEFORE SAT.
“North Korea started moving an ICBM-class missile produced from Pyongyang research center on Monday after the nuclear test on Sunday,” Asia Business Daily reports, citing an unidentified official.
— Sam Kim 김혜성 (@samkimasia) September 5, 2017
According to the report, Kim is “moving the projectile slowly during the nighttime” on a mobile launcher in order to avoid being detected by South Korean and U.S. intel – so that’s amusing, in a morbid kind of way.
There’s now a “good chance” they’ll fire something before September 9 (national founding day), and the Daily also says it will likely be “unexpected” and could be coordinated with simultaneously launched missiles from other sites.
I guess that means Kim’s long VIX.
And USDJPY reacted immediately, hitting a day low before bouncing a bit…
Finally, as if on cue:
Big week coming up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017