A beaming Kim Jong-Un celebrated his country’s latest missile launch and said he aims to reach an ‘equilibrium’ of military force with the United States. Kim was seen laughing as he watched the missile fly from a moving launcher in photos released by official agency KCNA, surrounded by several officials.
‘The combat efficiency and reliability of Hwasong-12 were thoroughly verified.
North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under Kim’s leadership as it pursues a program designed to give it the ability to target the US with a nuclear-tipped missile.
After the latest launch on Friday, White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the USA was running out of patience with North Korea.
‘We’ve been kicking the can down the road, and we’re out of road,’ McMaster said.
‘For those … who have been commenting on a lack of a military option, there is a military option.’
Also on Friday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the ‘highly provocative’ missile launch by North Korea.