United States Senator Deb Fischer is concerned about the latest provocation conducted by North Korea.
North Korea has fired a missile over Japan and now seems poised for another test of its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
“I’m very concerned about North Korea,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “They continue to be belligerent.”
Fischer had been encouraged by the direction of events concerning North Korea.
“I was hopeful when the United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to stronger sanctions, but then to see this current action by North Korea with that launch that went over Japan, that’s not a good sign for us,” Fischer says. “We have to monitor this closely and hopefully we’ll see the Chinese and the Russians step up and start imposing those sanctions.”
Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the threats from North Korea must be taken seriously.
Since firing a missile over northern Japan, North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test and appears to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile, according to officials in South Korea.
North Korea has threatened Guam, a United States territory, and boasts it has missiles capable of reaching the continental United States.
South Korea has countered by carrying out military drills, simulating an attack on North Korea’s nuclear sites.
The latest action by North Korea prompted the United Nations Security Council to gather for an emergency meeting today in New York.