Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after North Korea launched a missile yesterday:
"North Korea's missile launch, despite its failure, is a serious breach of UN Security Council resolutions and a threat to international security. The international community must close ranks in acting on this latest provocation, and pressing Pyongyang not to proceed with a possible third nuclear test.
"North Korea's leadership has to understand that unless the country meets its international obligations, it can only expect further isolation. At a time of widespread hunger in North Korea, it is doubly tragic that the new regime would continue disastrous and costly missile and nuclear programs when those resources could be used to feed their own people."