(FOXNY.COM) - North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday. The ICBM flew 2,800 miles into space for a total of 50 minutes. That was more than 10 times higher than the orbit of NASA's space station. It splashed down 280 miles off the coast of Japan.
"A missile was launched a little while ago from North Korea, I will only tell you that we will take care of it," President Donald Trump said. "We have General Mattis in the room with us and we have had a long discussion on it. It is a situation we will handle."
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said, "It went higher frankly than any previous shot that they have taken."
This latest provocation came after President Trump put North Korea back on the state sponsor of terrorism list. This was the 16th ballistic missile test for North Korea this year. Experts say that with each test North Korea is getting closer to having the capability of striking the United States.