Trump Warns North Korea of 'Dire Consequences' of Missile Launch

Esther Kim, March 9, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned North Korea of "very dire consequences" over its latest missile launch Monday, the White House said. Trump was talking on the phone with acting South Korean president Hwang Kyo-ahn.

The two agreed that the missile launch was "a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and a provocation against the international community.

The government here quoted Hwang as saying North Korea's nuclear weapons "are a direct threat to both South Korea and the U.S.," and the two countries "should bolster their deterrence forces."

Trump added the U.S. government "has supported and will support South Korea 100 percent." 

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