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N. Korea says ballistic missile test successful

"We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment". It was a move that North Korea called a grave military provocation.

The North Koreans have not yet tested an intercontinental ballistic missile but are believed to be planning to.

Bruce Bennett, senior worldwide defense researcher at the Rand Corp, a California-based global policy think tank, expressed doubts about North Korea's claims of success. "The President has been briefed", a spokesman of the National Security Council, White House said.

The current tensions between North Korea and the US were increased on Monday when Kim Jong-un conducted yet another test of a ballistic missile.

The U.S. wants to fire a rocket into space warning of a hostile missile launch.

Mr Trump, who has sought more help from China to rein in its neighbour and ally, said on Twitter that "North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile.but China is trying hard!"

Japan and South Korea have condemned Monday's missile tests with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promising "concrete action".

"As agreed during the G7 summit, the North Korean problem is the global community's top priority".

Kim Jong-Un claims the communist state will come up with more powerful weapons in order to complete the defense program against the United States.

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North Korea's latest ballistic missile test involved a new rocket with a precision guidance system that landed within 23 feet (seven meters) of its target, its state-controlled news agency said Tuesday.

May 26: Moon's government says it will allow a South Korean civic group to contact North Korea to help fight malaria.

The U.S.is conducting a missile defense test today after North Korea fired off yet another threatening missile Monday.

April 30: Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "a pretty smart cookie" in a USA television interview for being able to hold onto power after taking over at a young age. He has signaled an interest in expanding civilian exchanges with North Korea, but it's unclear if he'll be able to push anytime soon for major rapprochement while the North continues to make serious advances in its nuclear and missile programs.

"We will never tolerate North Korea's continued provocations that ignore repeated warnings by the global community", Abe told reporters shortly after the test.

North Korea has dubbed its last three tests successes.

"Japan and China need to work together to strongly urge North Korea to avoid further provocative actions and obey things like United Nations resolutions", Yachi was quoted as telling Yang in a statement by Japan's foreign ministry.

In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.

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