North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017
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."
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.
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