President Trump said Tuesday that "all options are on the table" for the U.S. after North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward northern Japan.
"The world has received North Korea's latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior," Trump said in a statement. "Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table."
The Pentagon confirmed Monday evening that the missile that was launched by Pyongyang at around 6 a.m. local time Tuesday flew over Japan, but said it's still analyzing the launch.
Tensions between the U.S. and Pyongyang escalated earlier this month after the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to sanction North Korea. Trump then threatened "fire and fury" if the rogue regime continued to threaten the U.S.
Threats from North Korea reached a fever pitch when Pyongyang threatened to fire missiles into the waters near Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean.
But the rogue regime backed off its threat to launch those missiles, and tensions appeared to ease.