North Korea Fired Its Ninth Missile This Year, Showing Contempt for the US and China

David Dees
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President Trump chastised North Korea after the country showed “major disrespect” toward China when it launched its ninth ballistic missile this year. It flew about 280 miles and landed in the Sea of Japan. -GEG

On Twitter Monday, Trump said: “North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile…but China is trying hard!”

South Korea said the launch was “a severe threat to the peace and stability of not only the Korean Peninsula, but also the international community.”

“Since our new government took office, North Korea has been frequently and repeatedly conducting provocation in such manner,” South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a statement. “This is in direct opposition to our demands in regards to the denuclearization and peace of the Korean Peninsula.”

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe “the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community.”

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