North Korea Missile Launch Fails A Day After Military Parade

The White House has said Trump has put the North "on notice" while the possibility of USA military action against Pyongyang has gained traction following US strikes against Syria on April 7.

The Norths test firing can be seen as a message of defiance to the Trump administration in Washington, coming as it does on the day U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence is set to arrive in Seoul for talks on North Korea.

"This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world", said Pence.

Japan's National Security Council discussed how to evacuate its almost 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis over North Korea's nuclear program, a government official said on Friday. That led North Korea to issue routine threats of attacks on its rivals if they show signs of aggression.

The official said that had it been a nuclear test, "other actions would have been taken by the U.S.".

"The missile blew up nearly immediately", Benham said.

This matters because while North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA mainland.

Timeline of North Korea's claimed nuclear tests
Tensions have been on the rise along the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks over concerns about North Korean aggression. Sunday's launch comes a day after the 105th birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.

The North Korean failed launch was conducted a day after the North's 105th Day of the Sun military parade in Pyongyang, during which it has shown what could be two new types of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Japan began working on plans to respond to a potential crisis on the Korean peninsula in February, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Trump at a summit in the United States, Kyodo news agency said.

The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the results of the policy review and requested anonymity.

Mr Pence is joined by his wife and two adult daughters and will lay a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery and join US and South Korean troops for Easter Sunday church services and a dinner. Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time.

US Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to travel to Asia on the weekend, making stops in Seoul, Jakarta, Indonesia Tokyo and Sidney.

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two a year ago.

On Monday, Pence will meet Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and the Chairman of the National Assembly Chung Sye-kyun, two of South Korea's highest ranking officials. Pence displays in his office his father's Bronze Star and a photograph of his father receiving the honor.

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