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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile

North Korea wants the world to know that they’re ramping up their nuclear program. Kim Jong Un launched an “unidentified” ballistic missile Tuesday, defying Trump and the international community the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.

The launch came after a more than two-month lull in missile tests.

Newsweek reports that at approximately 1:45 p.m. ET, a South Korean military official told NBC News.

“We confirm that we have detected a North Korean ballistic missile launch. The missile is still traveling towards the direction to the East Sea (Sea of Japan), as we are monitoring right now.” The Pentagon has also confirmed the launch occurred and President Trump has reportedly been briefed. Newsweek reached out to U.S. Pacific Command but it was not able to provide any specifics on the launch.

This is the 16th missile test North Korea has conducted this year marking a record number.

The launch came just hours after South Korea’s interior minister warned that North Korea be just a year away from completing its nuclear arsenal and reaching its goal of developing a nuke capable of reaching the mainland United States.

We’re sure Cheeto will have a comment on this that will put the U.S. in even more imminent danger. Wait for it.


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