North Korea launched yet another missile on Tuesday. The missile may have landed in East Sea in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Japan’s EEZ encompasses all waters within 200 nautical miles of its coastline.
The missile did not hit any Japanese planes or ships, but did cover over 550 miles in 40 minutes.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that North Korea:
“Ignores repeated warnings from the international community,” and that “the launch this time shows its threat was further increased.”
Japan’s main government spokesperson also said:
“Today’s ballistic missile launch was extremely problematic act and at the same time a clear violation of the Security Council resolution. We cannot condone these repeated acts of provocation from North Korea and we have lodge our fierce compliant to the North Koreans.”
President Trump had strong words for North Korea, and also further called on China to put pressure on its errant neighbor in these two tweets:
What I love about President Trump’s tweets are their simplicity and directness. Kim Jong Un loves attention from world leaders, and President Trump just dismissed the North Korean dictator by implying he was a loser with nothing else going on.
Kim Jong Un is an unpredictable threat to the world that must be stopped. Japan, South Korea, and especially China need to help reign him in. America cannot go this one alone.
China’s ambassador to the UN said of North Korea on Monday:
“Certainly if tension goes up and goes up only then sooner or later it will get out of control and the consequences will be disastrous.”
They know there is a lot at stake, and President Trump is putting just the right amount of pressure on them to act, in the blunt and direct way that only he can.
(via: Liberty Writers)