Trump: 'All Options Are On the Table' in Dealing With North Korea

Posted: Aug 29, 2017 8:30 AM

President Trump said Tuesday that "all options are on the table” when it comes to the U.S.'s response to North Korea. 

The president’s remarks come after the rogue regime launched a missile that flew over Japan’s airspace. 

"This regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior," Trump said in a statement.

“Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table," he added.

Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday night after the missile launch. Both agreed Pyongyang “poses a grave and growing threat to the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, as well as to countries around the world,” according to a White House readout of the call. “President Trump and Prime Minister Abe committed to increasing pressure on North Korea, and doing their utmost to convince the international community to do the same.”

On Monday night, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the Japanese government warned that a North Korean missile was headed toward the Tohoku region at the northern end of the country. NHK also reported that Japan took no action to shoot down the missile.

The Japanese broadcaster reported that the North Korean missile broke into three pieces and fell into the sea.

While the U.S. Department of Defense said it is still assessing the missile launch, the North American Aerospace Defense Command determined that it did not pose a threat to North America. (CNBC)

Earlier this month President Trump promised North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” if the country continued to threaten the United States. 

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