Earlier this week North Korea fired a medium range ballistic missile that fell into the Sea of Japan. This was one of several test missiles by that country so far this year ordered by leader Kim Jong Un. Senator Deb Fischer is on the Senate Armed Services Committee and says even though they are called test fires there is a big cause of concern. She says each time North Korea fires a missile they learn something and is very concerned with the progression of the testing.
President Trump will meet with the China President Xi Jinping later today and Senator Fischer is confident that the missile tests will be a topic of discussion. She says, “North Korea is an unstable regime and when you are looking at the possibility of them having ICBM’s, and with nuclear weapons on those ICBM’s that is not in China’s best interest either. Hopefully the president will convince them to put some pressure on North Korea.”
When it comes to a solution to the possible threat, Fischer says “any option is on the table”. President Trump stated earlier that the U.S. would take action alone to stop North Korea’s nuclear program testing if necessary.