North Korea appears to have launched a missile near its west coast Sunday morning local time, according to multiple reports.
The South Korean military said in a statement that its neighbor to the north launched a ballistic missile that flew about 435 miles, according to the Associated Press.
A U.S. Pacific Command spokesman said in a statement that the missile, launched from Kusung, landed in the Sea of Japan and that while it is assessing the type of missile used, its flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command determined that the missile never posed a threat to the United States.
President Trump has been briefed on the launch by national security adviser H.R. McMaster, ABC reported.
The launch happened just days after after Moon Jae-in was sworn in as president of South Korea. Moon convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the matter, Yonhap News Agency reported.
North Korea last test-fired a ballistic missile in late April. The U.S. military said it exploded mid-flight.
Trump took to Twitter to scold North Korea for disrespecting "the wishes of China &amp; its highly respected President" with that launch. He added: "Bad!"
Just before that launch, and only two weeks after the previous failed attempt, Trump warned there is a chance of "a major, major conflict with North Korea." The president said solving the North Korea problem without armed conflict would be preferable, but that it would not be easy. "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult," he said.
Trump later said he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under "the right circumstances."