Mike Pence calls North Korea missile test a provocation

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called the North Korean failed missile test a provocation.
By Tracy Williams | Apr 16, 2017
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called the North Korean failed missile test a provocation.

Vice President Pence is currently on a 10 day tour of the Asian continent. He spoke on Sunday at an Easter dinner in Seoul, South Korea about the most recent missile test from the North Korean regime. According to Pence, the test illustrated the threat that North Korea intends to be to both Asia and the world as a whole. Mr. Pence assured the men and women at Yongsan military base that President Trump and his White House administration had several military and diplomatic options that they are ready to explore in order to neutralize that threat. According to Pence, President Trump had asked him to express his sincerest pride in the American troops stationed in South Korea.

"This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and 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 Mr. Pence.

According to White House officials, including a foreign policy adviser, the United States of America had vast knowledge of the North Korean test both before and after its occurrence. Some political pundits took that report as reason to speculate whether the U.S. had any part in the failure of the test. The policy adviser corroborated the claim that President Trump could respond to the test, but did not say that a failed test warranted any response.


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