Trump speaks with Japanese leader after North Korea's missile launch

Posted April 09, 2017

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

Those ballistic missiles were launched from North Pyongan province, close to North Korea's border with China, and flew 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan off the east coast.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that tackling North Korean threats is "my responsibility", calling the communist nation "a big problem" and saying autocratic leader Kim Jong-un "is not doing the right thing". All tests are banned in North Korea by the UN Security Council.

The testing of nuclear weapons by North Korea is expected to figure prominently in talks between the Trump and Jinping during their meeting, the official said on condition of anonymity.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday that "the United States has seen China for 25 plus years say that they're concerned about North Korea, but we haven't seen them act like they're concerned about North Korea".

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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.

North Korea is on a quest to develop a long-range missile that will be capable of hitting the United States mainland with a nuclear warhead. -South Korean military drills with its own military training and harsh rhetoric.

This has been confirmed by the South Korean Military to the BBC.

In a statement, the agency said: "U.S".

South Korea's foreign ministry strongly condemned the launch, which it said represented a "threat to peace and stability of the whole world".

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The move came after the reclusive state warned it will retaliate if the global community ramps up sanctions over its latest round of weapons tests. "We have no further comment".

"North Korea's missile launch is a major provocation to our security".

It also became known that the USA wants to address Russian Federation and China, so that they make North Korea refuse the build-up of nuclear potential.

"It is still too early to discuss whether the launch was a success or failure and whether the missile flied normally", said the official.

The firing was made as South Korean and US troops were conducting annual military drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal. On March 6, Pyongyang fired four medium-range ballistic missiles from Tongchang-ri region - near the border with China - toward the Sea of Japan, three of which fell in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

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