WASHINGTON – North Korea fired another intermediate range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, on Wednesday morning, US Department of State claimed.
The South Korea’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also said in a statement that the launch was from Sinpo, a port city on the North’s east coast.
Secretary Tillerson: The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment. https://t.co/ccVPjWTWdX
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 5, 2017
During his visit to South Korea on March 17, Washington’s top diplomat Rex Tillerson said that the country’s “strategic patience” with N. Korea was over, adding that option was on the table if threats from the rogue regime escalated.
The US has 28,000 troops deployed in South Korea to keep it safe from the North, but the capital Seoul is within range of Pyongyang’s artillery.