Washington, D.C., (United States), Nov 29 :
United States President Donald Trump said that the U.S. "will take care of" the North Korea issue after its latest missile launch. He added that the United States’ basic approach of dealing with North Korean leader Pyongyang will not change. Trump has tightened sanctions on North Korea and pressured China to do more to help rein in Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear ambitions. North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday that landed close to Japan. The U.S. President said North Korea’s missile launch has not changed the "very serious" U.S. approach.
This comes a week after Trump put North Korea on a U.S. list of countries that support terrorism. "I will only tell you that we will take care of it... It is a situation that we will handle," Trump told reporters during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders at the White House. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, who was also at the meeting, called the ICBM launch a part of a research and development effort and said it was a higher trajectory than any test conducted thus far by North Korea. "It went higher frankly than any previous shots they have taken," Mattis said.