But experts say the missile launches are a signal of North Korea's dissatisfaction with South Korea and the US, reports Reuters.
Pyongyang was basically sending two messages with the launch, Keio University Korea expert Masao Okonogi said in Tokyo. One was aimed at the United States after talks in Geneva, showing the North's dissatisfaction with Washington's pressure to come clean on uranium enrichment and ties with Syria, he said. The other was a riposte to the ... shift in stance [of South Korea's new president, Lee Myung Bak]. "They are warning Seoul not to go back on things agreed between the North and the South," Okonogi said.