THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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May 13, 2017

*Statement from the Press Secretary on the North Korea Missile Test*

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The President has been briefed on the latest missile test by North Korea.

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With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased.

North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us. The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea.

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