North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea off of its east coast, the South Korean military says. The actions mark the North's seventh weapons launch in the last month.
South Korea’s National Security Council has expressed a strong concern over the launches, calling for North Korea to stop escalating military tensions.
According to The Associated Press, North Korea's foreign minister recently said that the country would attempt to remain "America's biggest threat" if the U.S. continues to sanction North Korea. President Donald Trump responded to news of the launch while speaking to reporters.
"Kim Jong Un has been you know pretty straight with me I think. And we're going to see what's going on. We're going to see what's happening. He likes testing missiles but we never restricted short range missiles. We'll see what happens," said President Donald Trump.
Reuters reported that Japan's defense minister confirmed the missiles fell outside Japan's economic zone, presenting no immediate danger. But he described the missile tests as a clear violation of U.N. resolutions.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.