Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. are not going down anytime soon.
The communist country test-fired a ballistic missile, reports South Korea.
It was launched from a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, and appears to have been a failed test according to the Yonhap news agency.
They reported that the missile blew up a few seconds into flight.
U.S. officials are saying it did not leave North Korean territory and was most likely a medium-range missile known as a KN-17.
This is now the second failed test of a ballistic missile in the last month.
North Korea is desperately trying to make its military might stronger, warning of “imminent” war against the US.
“North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province) early this morning,” Yonhap reported, quoting a statement issued by South Korea’s military. “It is estimated to have failed.”
Donald Trump, the US president, said that North Korea “disrespected the wishes of China” with the missile test.
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
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile projects would lead to “catastrophic consequences”.
He is calling for greater enforcement of UN sanctions against North Korea and has requested the rest of the world put the pressure on North Korea to step down.
China stated that is was not only up to Beijing to solve the problem of North Korea.
“The key to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula does not lie in the hands of the Chinese side,” Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister said.
North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador responded by stating US efforts to get rid of his country’s nuclear weapons through military threats and sanctions were “a wild dream”.
Trump told Reuters that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistics program.
Time to shut the country down before they get any further.
Is Trump the man to do it?
Maybe, he’s a better shot than Obama was.