North Korea’s official news agency has declared Sunday’s test-firing of a medium-to-long-range ballistic missile a success. On its website it described it as a further advancement in the country’s weapons programme.
Pyongyang has conducted a series of tests in the past year including its fifth of a nuclear device. Sunday’s launch was supervised by leader Kim Jong-un.
President Trump’s administration said it have been expecting a “provocation” from North Korea soon after taking office. “Trump during his election campaign vowed to “get tough”“:http://news.trust.org/item/20170212211502-bvxel/ with the isolated country.
The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent United Nations Security Council consultations to discuss the incident.