File Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Capitol to deliver remarks about tax reform in Washington D.C. Nov. 16, 2017. (Xinhua/Ting Shen)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that additional sanctions will be imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after its latest missile launch.
"Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea (DPRK) today. This situation will be handled," Trump tweeted.
The DPRK successfully test-fired a newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday morning, the country's Korean Central Television reported.
The latest missile launch came a week after the United States redesignated the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and slapped a new round of sanctions on the country, which was seen by some experts as likely to escalate the ongoing confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington.