The Morning Dispatch: Another Missile Test From North Korea

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • An underwater volcano erupted near the Polynesian nation of Tonga on Saturday, spewing ash and gas miles into the air and triggering massive tsunami waves throughout the region. The extent of the casualties and damage remain unclear at this point with many of the islands’ communications lines having been severed, but local officials confirmed yesterday at least two people had died.

  • North Korea conducted yet another missile test on Monday—its fourth in recent weeks—with the country’s state media reporting two ballistic missiles “hit an island target” in the East Sea of Korea.

  • Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for a drone attack on Monday that killed three people at an Abu Dhabi oil facility and caused a fire at the city’s international airport. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the Biden administration will work with the United Arab Emirates to “hold [the Houthis] accountable.”

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