North Korea fires ballistic missile into East Sea

North Korea fires ballistic missile into East Sea

North Korea fires ballistic missile into East Sea

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.

The US military confirmed Tuesday that nuclear-armed North Korea had fired a ballistic missile, finding it posed no threat to North America and vowing to work closely with its regional allies. "We have no further comment", he added.

The launch came as South Korean and U.S. troops were conducting annual military drills, which the North views as an invasion rehearsal.

The U.S. president has said Beijing can do more to rein in North Korea.

Anchor: The U.S. president has again expressed his intentions to solve the North Korean nuclear and missile issues, saying that he will discuss the matter at the upcoming U.S.

Visitors sit in front of the TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to global peace, while Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the country lodged a strong protest over the launch. South Korean media speculated at the time that North Korea might have attempted to test a missile that it hasn't deployed.

Separately, the US military's Pacific Command confirmed the launch in a statement on Tuesday.

Unlike a liquid-fuel missile that takes time to erect and fuel, activities which "we can watch", mobile solid-fuel weapons are more hard to track, he said. The North conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile tests past year, defying six Security Council sanctions resolutions banning any testing.

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North Korea's last four missile tests were fired from different sites.

In an interview with the Financial Times published on Sunday, Trump said that if China is not going to solve the North Korean issue, the USA will.

April 4 Tuesday's KN-15 missile launch comes just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago, during which North Korea is expected to be a major point of discussion.

The US House of Representatives has approved a request by the State Department to put North Korea back on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, from which the it was removed in 2008.

". Both agreed to push forward the deployment of THAAD by United States forces in Korea", the statement said.

The U.S. has pressed China to take a tougher stand on its traditional ally and neighbor in North Korea, as China holds leverage because of its extensive trading and supply ties with Pyongyang.

South Korea's Foreign Ministry called it a "threat to the peace and stability of the whole world", warning that further provocations could lead to more punitive measures.

H.Res. 92 officially condemns North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles which violate United Nations Security Council resolutions and have been used to threaten the United States and other peaceful nations.

Bisley said that while Trump has talked about being different on North Korea, Tillerson's statement is the first public sign that there might actually be some departure.

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