President Trump spent a portion of the Fourth of July holiday in an emergency meeting, working to formulate a “measured response” to North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears the country has developed weapons that could reach as far as Alaska.
On Tuesday, North Korea announced that it had finally accomplished its mission of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would “fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail.”
Following North Korea’s latest launch, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that the weapon tested was an intercontinental ballistic missile, which escalates the North Korean threat to the United States and the world.
In the wake of the successful missile test, President Trump urged China to “put a heavy move” on North Korea to “end this nonsense once and for all.”
According to a spokesperson for the U.S. mission to the United Nations, the U.S. has requested a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council regarding North Korea’s latest missile test, which is likely to be scheduled for Wednesday.
Officials contend that Trump is likely to approve a “measured response” to North Korea which could include the deployment of additional troops to the region and additional sanctions.
Both China and Russia are said to be in communications with N. Korea in an attempt to simmer down the situation. Details can be read by clicking here.
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