North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday in local time, Korean news service Yonhap reported citing South Korea’s military.
A U.S. official confirmed to NBC News that there was a failed test and that it was not nuclear.
The incident comes as the United States reconsiders its strategy in dealing with the isolated nation.
Trump also told Reuters that he wants South Korea to pay for the $1 billion missile defense system. The system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), is designed to protect South Korea and Japan from missile attack, and it could be operational as soon as summer 2017.
House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy said on Thursday that the chamber would hold a vote on sanctions next week, which he said would target North Korea’s shipping industry and “those who employ North Korean slave labor abroad.”
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— NBC News, Reuters, CNBC’s Jacob Pramuk and Everett Rosenfeld contributed to this report.