President Donald Trump has just responded to North Korea’s ballistic missile launch timed for the 4th of July celebrations that flew for 40 minutes before crashing into the waters of Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
Trump issued his strong remarks against the barbaric dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. The President appeared really peeved with Kim as he tweeted: “North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?”
Trump also added: “Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!”
The South Korean military reported that the unidentified projectile was test-fired from a location near the North’s border with China. It was launched at 9:40 local time, from Banghyon in North Pyongan Province.
North Korea has been carrying out nuclear and missile activities in the recent months, creating tension in the region.
It is not yet established whether today’s launch was as powerful as the last missile launch that soared to an altitude five times higher than the International Space Station.
Aside from timing of the ballistic missile launch, carried out just as the U.S. is mere hours away from the 4th of July Independence Day celebrations, the launch also comes a day after Trump has spoken on the phone separately with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping about North Korea.The leaders of the countries which U.S. regards as its close allies in Asia reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.
South Korea’s recently-elected President Moon Jae-in also met with Trump last week, with Trump warning that his patience with North Korea has ran out, and that it is time for a “determined response.”