North Korea missile launch: a look at the country's weapons programme - Telegraph So N. Korea recently launched a long-range missle capable of carrying a warhead, and it violates their 2007 ballistics agreement with the UN. Bespire numerous warnings, they launched it and the 3 stage missile fell into teh pacific ocean. N. Korea say it was purely to test lanch satellites, but US officials say it is a cover for a ballistic missile development. What you guys think? I think N. Korea definately want to improve their weapons, and their complete unwillingness to negotiate makes me think they want to provoke other countries or soemthing.