[THE INVESTOR] South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Nov. 29 after North Korea's launch of a long-range ballistic missile and reaffirmed their condemnation of the regime’s weapons programs, the White House said.
The phone call took place hours after North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile into the East Sea, breaking a two-month lull in provocations from the belligerent regime.
Moon and Trump discussed the allies‘ response to the test.
“Both leaders underscored the grave threat that North Korea’s latest provocation poses not only to the United States and the Republic of Korea but to the entire world,” the White House said in a statement.
“President Trump and President Moon reaffirmed their strong condemnation of North Korea‘s reckless campaign to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, noting that these weapons only serve to undermine North Korea’s security and deepen its diplomatic and economic isolation,” it said.
By Alex Lee and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)