Trump says US will deal with North Korea ‘very strongly’

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, told reporters Monday that the U.S. tracked the flight of the missile that was launched on Saturday evening

In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers remarks at a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test.
In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers remarks at a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to deal with North Korea “very strongly” after the country’s latest missile test.

The weekend test has been seen as an implicit challenge to Trump, who has vowed to take a tough line on North Korea.

Trump says at a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Justin Trudeau that, “North Korea is a big, big problem and we will deal with that very strongly.”

Trump has yet to release a strategy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

He delivered a brief statement Saturday night saying the U.S. will stand by Japan “100 percent.”