The United States has reported that its recent short-range ballistic missile test was neither provocative nor a threat to the United States. No.

"I don't think it's provocative or a threat to us for what happened, it could be related to some celebration," General Milton, chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon. "What's going on in North Korea is contrary to any deliberate provocation against us."

North Korea on Tuesday fired several short-range anti-ship missiles into the sea, and the Sukhoi jet fired air-to-surface missiles as part of ongoing military exercises.