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Trump: 'All options are on the table' after North Korea launches missiles over Japan

President Trump said "all options are on the table" after North Korea fired three ballistic missiles over Japan on Monday. "The world has received North Korea's latest message loud and clear," Trump said in a statement. "This regime signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior."

Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass told Axios that North Korea's test "raises the possibility that it cannot be assumed to act responsibly vis-a-vis anyone, including ourselves" and "if we cannot make such an assumption, and if arms control fails to deliver, then a preventive strike becomes a serious option, notwithstanding its high risks and potential costs."

Read more about how North Korea might further lash out at America here at The Week.