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UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea and the USA military.

The South Korean military said the missile was sacked from land near the east coast city of Sinpo and flew about 60 kilometers (40 miles).

It was launched from a land-based facility near Sinpo, North Korea.

During his first Asia tour this month, Tillerson said the US was looking at a "new approach" against North Korea in which "all options are on the table", including military action.

The latest launch comes ahead of a summit meeting between United States president Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, in which Trump is expected to discuss how to rein in North Korea's nuclear program. That is a much shorter distance than other North Korean missiles flew in their recent test-launches.

The response of America's chief diplomat to North Korea's latest missile launch was an abrupt departure from the usual - which may be a turning point, analysts in Asia say.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the launch in a statement but said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would not comment further.

General John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told a Congressional panel Tuesday that the February launch marked a significant advancement for North Korea because it was its first successful solid-fueled missile fired from a mobile launcher.

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Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them previous year.

The Defense Ministry and other government ministries are heightening the alert regarding North Korea, which is proceeding with missile development, ignoring restraints from the worldwide community. North Korea could also have used its latest missile launch to show that it won't back down to pressures by the Trump administration.

So North Korea may not have minded giving a fresh look of its capabilities ahead of the Trump-Xi summit while sticking to its own weapons development schedule, said Koh Yu-hwan, a professor at Seoul's Dongguk University.

In a statement, the agency said: "U.S". So, even though we hear sometimes that China's political influence may have diminished with North Korea, clearly its economic leverage has not. -China summit at which North Korea's accelerating atomic weapons program is set to top the agenda.

Meanwhile, Japan has highly condemned the missile launch and said that it violated UN Security Council resolutions.

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