White House: North Korea conducted short-range missile test

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, waits with North Korea’s nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, for the start of a women’s hockey game Feb. 10, 2018, at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a ceremony to break ground for building 10,000 homes, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

WASHINGTON — North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.