Early on Sunday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile. It landed in the sea off in east coast. It was North Korean 1st test attempt to test ballistic missile after President Trump was elected President of United States of America.
According to United States Defiance Department, it wasn’t intercontinental ballistic missile but a medium-intermediate range missile that landed into Sea of Japan. The test comes after a day after Trump held a summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and also follows Trump’s phone call last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Whereas, an official stated that, “This was no surprise, The North Korean leader likes to draw attention at times like this.” According to Reuters, A U.S. official said the Trump administration had been expecting a North Korean “provocation” soon after taking office and will consider a full range of options in response, but these would be calibrated to show U.S. resolve while avoiding escalation. The new administration is also likely to step up pressure on China to rein in North Korea, reflecting Trump’s previously stated view that Beijing has not done enough on this front, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.