October 10th is Korean Workers Party founding day which happens to overlap with Columbus Day on Monday next week.
Many of NKs previous missile tests have taken place on auspicious dates.
Russia’s RIA news agency is reporting that according to Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee "They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States,”
Morozov and two other Russian lawmakers have just returned from a visit to Pyongyang on Oct. 2-6.
“As far as we understand, they intend to launch one more long-range missile in the near future. And in general, their mood is rather belligerent.” Reuters...