>> The US and South Korea in a strong response Friday, staging a joint ballistic missile exercise. The test comes just hours after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, which according to a top Japanese official, landed in the sea possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone. President Trump denouncing the launch, calling it reckless and dangerous action.
Adding in a statement that quote, the US will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland and protect our allies in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemning the launch, saying the threat to Japan's security is quote, real and severe. Reuters correspondent, David Brunnstrom.
>> What seems interesting so far is that the flight time has been given by Japanese government sources as 45 minutes, which is even longer than the test that was conducted on July the 4th. We're also hearing that the missile may have flown as high as 3,000 kilometers, which again is further than the test on July the 4th.
>> The missile tested Friday even more powerful with an ability to reach Los Angeles, and with Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. just out of range.>> I think you can safely say that this shows that the North Koreans are serious about their missile program. And they do not appear to be deterred so far by the sanctions that have been imposed and the sanctions that have been threatened.
>> The Trump administration has repeatedly warned North Korea to back down.>> The United States is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies.>> And after Friday's launch, the top US and South Korean defense officials discussed their military response options while the South Korean president said he want to talk to the United States about getting more thad antimissile defense units deployed.