Donald Trump has slammed North Korea’s latest missile test saying it showed great disrespect’ to China.
His angry response to North Korea comes after Kim Jong-un’s regime carried out another missile launch.
The country fired ‘at least’ one short-range ballistic missile that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a series of tests.
The missile landed in the waters of Japan’s economic zone, but Japan’s chief cabinet secretary said there was no immediate report of damage to vessels or ships in the area.
The US Pacific Command said it had detected and tracked the short-range missile for six minutes, determining that it did not pose a threat to the US.
It was the latest in a string of launches as the North seeks to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the US mainland.
North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbour, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile
But China is trying hard!
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
And Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was equally unimpressed, telling reporters:
North Korea’s provocation by ignoring repeated warning from the international society is absolutely unacceptable.
We will also co-operate with South Korea and other members of the international society and maintain high levels of caution in order to do utmost for the protection of our people’s safety.
Utter madness, all of it!