World Trump after NK launch: US will 'take care of it'

00:01  29 november  2017
00:01  29 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 3:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says the United States will " take care of it " following North Korea's latest missile launch . Trump told reporters Tuesday that " it is a situation that we will handle.".

President Donald Trump says the United States will " take care of it " following North Korea's latest missile launch . Trump told reporters Tuesday that " it is a situation that we will handle."

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he departs after lobbying Republicans at their weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017. © REUTERS/Carlos Barria U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he departs after lobbying Republicans at their weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017.

President Donald Trump says the United States will "take care of it" following North Korea's latest missile launch.

Trump told reporters Tuesday that "it is a situation that we will handle."

The White House said earlier that Trump was briefed on North Korea's ballistic missile launch early Wednesday local time, its first in two months. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Trump "was briefed, while missile was still in the air, on the situation in North Korea."

The Pentagon says it detected and tracked a single North Korean missile launch and believes it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.

At the time of the launch, Trump was in a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. intelligence also had advance knowledge about North Korea’s previous two missile launches.U.S. military intelligence detected preparations for the missile event at least 72 hours before the launch on November 29, according to The Diplomat. A U.S. government source said officials observed North Koreans setting up the launch pad for the Hwasong-15 missile firing table three hours before the launch, and saw the missile being erected an hour later.

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