Trump: US supports Japan after North Korea's latest missile launch

Donald Trump says the US stands fully behind Japan, after North Korea's latest missile launch.

It was fired about 500 kilometres into the Sea of Japan - and is the first such event since the President took office.

While hosting the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Trump said the country is a great ally.

Cho June-Hyuck is the South Korean Foreign Ministry Spokesman: "North Korea repeated provications clearly show the nature of the Kim Jong Un, regime's irrationality, manically obsessed in its nuclear and ballistic development."

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