13 Feb 2017

North Korea attempts to provoke Trump with missile launch

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 13 February 2017

A North Korean missile launch landed in Sea of Japan, just as Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe and the US president Donald Trump were completing their golf game at Mr Trump's resort in West Plam Breach. "If this was an attempt by Kim Jong Un to remind everybody of his unpredictability, it clearly worked," says our correspondent Simon Marks. "But in a sense it might backfire." PM Abe was able to extract a promise from Mr Trump that he would back Japan 100 pct.