North Korea launched an an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which according to Defense Secretary James Mattis, has the ability to hit everywhere and anywhere in the world. Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea fired a Hwasong-14 missile, which showed a longer range than all the other, previous missiles that been tested by the country. It was launched early morning, on Wednesday, and reached 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles), before going down into the water at 210 kilometers (130 miles). The President of United States, Donald Trump has condemned the test in a tweet, and has been previously gone on to warn the President of North Korea, Kim Jong, that such actions will meet an even worse retaliation.
James Mattis did state that the missile had gone higher than they’d anticipated and had achieved higher altitude than any missile before, which will cause a troubling situation for the two nations, and the world at large.
“The bottom line is, it’s a continued effort to build a threat — a ballistic missile threat that endangers world peace, regional peace and certainly the United States,” said Mattis.
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has also frowned upon the missile testing, but did say that the United States was still committed to find a way to build its relationship with North Korea and denuclearization.
After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't & military! Dems shouldn't hold troop funding hostage for amnesty & illegal immigration. I ran on stopping illegal immigration and won big. They can't now threaten a shutdown to get their demands.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017