US: North Korean Missile Launch "Highly Provocative" Act

South Korea, Japan also condemn launch


The Obama administration is condemning North Korea's missile launch, calling it "a highly provocative act" that threatens regional stability.

"This action is yet another example of North Korea's pattern of irresponsible behavior," said a statement from National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor. "The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and fully committed to the security of our allies in the region."