The attempt of North Korea to conduct another missile test has caused concern in Washington. About this Reuters said the adviser to the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, who wished to remain anonymous.
Source Agency stressed that U.S. intelligence monitored the situation both before and after launch, which was not a surprise for the United States.
“The question was not if it happens but when it happens. The good news is that the missile exploded in five seconds,” said the adviser.
Earlier, Pence and President of the United States Donald trump discussed the failed rocket launch in North Korea. As noted by the U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis, trump has no comment on the incident.
Of the unsuccessful tests in North Korea became known on Sunday. The launch was performed from the landfill near the town of yuktae-Dong in the province of hamkyung province in the West of the DPRK. The Pentagon said that the missile exploded almost immediately after launch.