Our first story, the communist nation of North Korea has apparently carried out its first missile test since 2017. And analysts say it could also be a test of the United States. For years the two rival countries have been at odds over North Korea's nuclear weapons program and its missiles that could potentially carry a nuclear weapon. In the past, North Korea has said its nuclear program is a right. The United States and other members of the United Nations have said it's illegal and they've put strict penalties on North Korea's economy to pressure the country to end its nuclear program.
North Korea wants those sanctions removed. The U.S. wants North Korea's weapons programs ended. But the two sides did not reach a deal when their leaders met for a second summit in February. And experts say the missile test that North Korea conducted on Saturday could be a warning that North Korea's frustrated that progress hasn't been made since this winter. The White House says while it continues to apply pressure to North Korea's economy, the U.S. hopes the two countries can get back to the negotiating table to reach a deal. Experts who examined this satellite image says it probably captured the smoke trail that one of the missiles left. It's believed to be from a short range projectile so it wouldn't technically break a North Korean promise not to fire long range missiles. Still analysts say this could be a sign that more tests are on the horizon.
朝鲜希望解除这些制裁 。美国希望结束朝鲜的核武器项目 。但两国元首在今年2月举行的第二场峰会上并未就相关问题达成协议 。专家表示，朝鲜在周六进行的导弹测试可能是个警告，即朝鲜对冬季以来一直未能取得进展感到失望 。白宫表示，虽然他们仍在继续向朝鲜经济施压，但美国希望两国能重返谈判桌并达成协议 。检查卫星图像的专家表示，卫星图像很可能拍到了其中一枚导弹留下的浓烟 。外界认为这很可能是短距离发射物留下的痕迹，因此从技术上来讲，这一行为并未违反朝鲜不发射长距离导弹的承诺 。不过，专家认为，这可能表明朝鲜未来将进行更多测试 。
1. carry out 实施；执行；实行；
The Marines carried out a drill that included 18 ships and 90 aircraft.
2. at odds （与…）不和；（与…）有矛盾；（与…）意见不一致；
An adviser said there was no reason why the two countries should remain at odds.
3. get back to 回到；
Nurtured carefully, the business can once again get back to basics.
4. on the horizon 已露端倪的；即将发生的；
There's trouble looming on the horizon.