President Trump early Monday said North Korea is showing “great disrespect” to China with another ballistic missile test.
“North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!” the president tweeted.
North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017
U.S. Pacific Command said late Sunday it detected the launch of a short-range North Korean ballistic missile from a site near Wonsan Airfield. It tracked the missile for approximately six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan.
“We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely,” U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement, adding that it "stands behind our ironclad commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan.”
U.S. defense officials determined the missile was not a threat to North America.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday vowed “specific action” with the U.S. to deter North Korea.
"As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community," Abe told reporters on Monday, according to Reuters. "Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea."
The news service added that Japan protested the test.