A defiant North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday that blew up over land, prompting President Donald Trump to condemn Pyongyang for their latest provocation and accuse the regime for “disrespecting the wishes of China,” the Gateway Pundit reports.
The missile launch, which comes amid high tensions on the Korean peninsula, appeared to have exploded after take-off, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
A U.S. military official told CNN that the main part of the missile landed near Pukchang airfield.
North Korea’s neighbor Japan joined in condemning the test launch, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying it violated UN resolution and posed a grave threat to his country.
It was North Korea’s second failed ballistic missile test in April and came amid a series of rhetoric from their leader Kim Jong-un and warnings of “imminent” war against the Americans.
In response to the latest test, President Trump tweeted, “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!”