Misleading

North Korea Deceived U.S. by Continuing Ballistic Missile Program

Claim

North Korea deceived U.S. by continuing ballistic missile program.

Rating

Misleading

Summary

The claims of deception imply that North Korea had committed to discontinue their ballistic missile program, which they have not.

Claimed By

The New York Times

Breakdown

  • The New York Times reported on satellite photos that show North Korea was moving ahead with its ballistic missiles program and implied they had deceived the U.S.

“In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception”

  • Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT tweeted that this was not deceptive, because Kim Jong Un never promised to discontinue these programs:
  • Donald Trump later re-affirmed this claim:

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