Defiant Pyongyang fires suspected intercontinental ballistic missile despite US warnings, but projectile reportedly blows up on take off in failure.
The launch came near the city of Sinpo and one day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year – celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea found Kim Il Sunday.
According to FOX news, President Donald Trump was notified of the failed launch.
“The president and his military team are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment,” Defense Secretary Mattis said.