After North Korea commenced intercontinental ballistic missile tests this week, China and Russia could perhaps caution the country to cease future missile tests, according to US State Department spokesman Jalina Porter.
Porter, while at a routine press briefing before a United Nations Security Council meeting later on Friday to discuss the launch, he maintained that
North Korea declared to have fired a large, sophisticated intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, a test that its president, Kim Jong Un, said was aiming to display the supremacy of its nuclear arsenal and discourage any military actions by the United States.
It was also the first ballistic ICBM test by the nuclear-armed country since 2017.
Porter branded the launch a “brazen” breach of UN Security Council resolutions, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official title.
She continued by saying