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Trump’s Terse Message to North Korea: ‘All Options Are on the Table’

The president’s short statement on North Korea’s latest missile test suggests he’s done being patient with the rogue regime and its regular weapons tests.

Trump and his generals

President Trump issued a terse statement on North Korea’s latest missile test on Tuesday morning, stating that “[a]ll options are on the table.”

The statement came after North Korea launched a missile “over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday.” As Reuters reported, the launch prompted “warnings to residents [of Japan] to take cover.”

According to The Washington Post, North Korea has “sent rockets” over Japan at least twice before in 1998 and 2009.

Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by phone on Tuesday morning, according to CBS News‘ Major Garrett:

The president is headed to Texas to survey Hurricane Harvey damage on Tuesday, juggling a crisis at home and halfway across the world.