April 16, 2017 / 12:40 AM / 4 months ago

Vice President Pence briefed on North Korea missile launch

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017.Joshua Roberts /File Photo

(Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, currently en route to Seoul, South Korea, has been briefed on the missile launch by North Korea, White House aides told reporters travelling with Pence.

Pence has been in touch with President Donald Trump and received the news on North Korea an hour after his plane left Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the aides said.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Writing by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Sandra Maler

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