U.S. and South Korea Hold Joint Missile Drill in Response to North Korean Test Launch
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) July 4, 2017
The United States Army is pulling out the really big fireworks for a joint ballistic missile drill with the South Koreans on the Fourth of July.
On Tuesday night, the two militaries conducted an artillery drill where they launched several missiles into the waters off South Korea’s east coast. The exercise was conducted as a response to the latest missile test held by North Korea.
Military experts are reportedly fearful that North Korea’s projectile was an intercontinental ballistic missile that could strike Alaska. President Trump unleashed several tweets in response to last night’s missile test, asking whether Kim Jong Un “[has] anything better to do with his life?”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement condemning the missile launch and calling for international action against the rogue nation.
NEW: Secretary Tillerson on North Korea missile test: U.S. “strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile” pic.twitter.com/VEv3BYjx9T
— ABC News (@ABC) July 4, 2017
Ambassador Nikki Haley is also asking the United Nations Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the latest implications of the aggression.
Watch above, via CNN.
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