North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile on Sunday morning, but the attempt is reported to have failed.
The missile was fired Sinpo at 6:20 A.M. KST, but according to U.S. Pacific Command, it “blew up almost immediately” after being fired.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The launch comes one day after North Korea revealed several new weapons systems, including what appear to be new intercontinental ballistic missile models (ICBM), during a military parade in Pyongyang.
North Korea launched an extended-range scud from Sinpo last month before President Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. That test was also a failure.
The military is still determining the missile type; however, initial reports suggest it was likely not an ICBM. The latest launch marks the fifth ballistic missile test since Trump took office and the eighth missile launch.
Japan and South Korea are each discussing the best way to respond, as is the Trump administration. Mike Pence, who is currently travelling to South Korea has reportedly discussed the incident with the President, although according to the Secretary of Defense, Trump “has no further comment on the launch,” for the public.