August 29, 2017
North Korea fired a missile at 5:57 a.m. KST that flew over Japan Tuesday morning, landing about 1200 kilometers off the northeast coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.
Japanese were told to take cover. Thankfully there was no damage. Japan, White House are gathering information of the trajectory and other pertinent facts.
As many other missiles that North Korea has fired, some of which were failures, I am thinking what if they had actually hit Japan by mistake? This is very dangerous practice by North Korea.
The White House has responded to North Korea’s aggression by saying “all options are on the table.” President Trump has spoken to Prime Minister Shinzō Abe over the phone and has assured him the USA will back him 💯 percent, this comes via ARIRANG NEWS. Both countries have agreed to increasing pressure on North Korea and convincing other countries to follow suit.
Statement from the White House 8/29/2017:
President Trump spoke with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore on 8/29/2017. They talked about Hurricane Harvey response efforts. They did talk about North Korea’s recent grave threat shown by them as unacceptable actions.
Indonesia and the Philippines are condemning this latest missile launch by North Korea. READ MORE HERE BY Associated Press >
According to Fox News, South Korea’s Air Force responded to North Korea’s latest missile launch by conducting a live-fire drill involving powerful bombs, officials said early Tuesday. READ MORE HERE>
Screenshots of statements from White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases