WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea’s failed rocket launch was a propaganda effort that will scare off potential buyers of its military wares, a U.S. official said on Thursday.
“This launch was in part a propaganda effort. That effort clearly failed and will have ramifications internally,” an Obama administration official told Reuters.
“This launch was also a chance for North Korea to showcase its military wares to prospective customers. The failure will make those customers think twice before buying anything.”
Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Eric Beech