Hours before President Trump was to deliver a speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile, which was tracked from its launch site near Pukchang until it landed in the Sea of Japan, according to U.S. Pacific Command. The Trump administration is aware of the launch.
“We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea’s actions closely,” said a U.S. Pacific Command spokesman. “U.S. Pacific Command stands behind our ironclad commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan.”
The launch was not a threat to North America, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The last time North Korea tested a medium-range ballistic system was in February. A spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command noted that the missile tested on Sunday has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea’s three most recent tests.
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