About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
In this Saturday, April 15, 2017 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Trump said North Korea 'disrespected' China with second failed ballistic missile test


UPDATE APRIL 29, 10:09 A.M.: President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted about the test.

ORIGINAL STORY:  North Korea doesn't seem to be backing down from President Trump's threatening rhetoric to back down from testing ballistic missiles. On Friday, a South Korea news agency reported that North Korea has launched another ballistic weapon from an area north of Pyongyang. CNN reported that this is the eighth missile test since Trump took office.

"North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province) early this morning," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.

News of the launch of the ballistic missile came on the same day as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on the international community to increase pressure on North Korea. Otherwise, he warned, the results could be "catastrophic."

"All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table," Tillerson said. "Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary."

Trump said North Korea 'disrespected' China with second failed ballistic missile test

WATCH | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered remarks at a special US-hosted UN meeting.

And, on Thursday, in an interview with Reuters about his first 100 days, Trump said a major conflict with the country is possible, though, he added that he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the nuclear standoff.

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump said.

The deaths of two Army Rangers may be the result of 'accidental fire'

WATCH | For more news you need, check out Circa 60.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark