It was another dud, but it raised the temperature on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea test-fired a missile early Saturday, but according to officials, it failed to leave North Korean territory and it posed no threat to the U.S.
The rogue state is trying to build an intercontinental ballistic missile that would be capable of reaching the U.S. It routinely test-fires a variety of missiles from western North Korea.
And experts say that even when a test-launch fails, North Korea learns more about the system and how to make it better.
The test is seen as message of defiance aimed at America, China and the UN Security Council, all of which have called for North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs.
U.S. President Donald Trump Tweeted that the test-launch showed disrespect for China’s president who has been increasing pressure on North Korea to halt such activity.
In the meantime, joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. are underway.