The White House responded on Saturday to the latest ballistic missile test in North Korea, saying that they have a been a “flagrant menace for far too long.” Their statement also put pressure on Russia to denounce the missile test, from Fox News:
The statement added that President Trump “cannot imagine that Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest test because the missile landed close to Russia soil. The statement pointed out that the missile landed closer to Russia than to Japan.
The White House said the U.S. maintains its “ironclad commitment” to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea, and added that the latest “provocation” should serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against the North.
The missile launched traveled 435 miles. The North America Aerospace Command (NORAD) determined the missile was not a threat to North America.