In what many are calling a test of the Trump Administration, North Korea’s communist regime fired a ballistic missile.
The missile was fired into the sea off the eastern coast of North Korea.
US sources say it is likely the ballistic missile was not a full-fledged ICBM.
By firing the missile, North Korea has made their first move to test the reaction of the Trump Administration.
Trump – currently meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – said he stood by Japan 100%.
Said South Korea, “Our assessment is that it is part of a show of force in response to the new U.S. administration’s hardline position against the North.”
Japan has asked the United Nations to make a strong statement against North Korea, though that will likely accomplish nothing.
North Korea is kept in its current state in large part by China, who provides enough support to North Korea to keep their regime in power, while not letting them get too powerful.
So long as China quietly has North Korea’s back, the threat will remain.
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