Trump reaffirms alliance with Japan after North Korea fires missile

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — North Korea launched a projectile Sunday, a source within the South Korean Ministry of Defense said.

The information came from a statement issued by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The joint chiefs said the projectile was fired Sunday morning from North Pyongang Province in North Korea.

“North Korea’s most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable. North Korea must fully comply with the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

President Donald Trump reaffirmed America’s alliance with Japan on Saturday.

“I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” Trump said.

The men issued their joint statements from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.