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UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on DPRK's latest missile launch

17 September 2017

The North Korean government released on Saturday photos of what it said is the rogue regime's latest ballistic missile test.

The Kremlin said on Friday that North Korea's latest missile test was part of a series of unacceptable provocations and that the United Nations Security Council was united in believing such launches should not be taking place. The photos can not be independently verified. On Thursday North Korea threatened to "sink Japan" with its nuclear missiles and also to reduce the USA mainland "to ashes".

North Korea previously fired a ballistic missile over Japan on August 29, which also ended up in the Pacific Ocean.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to achieve the "final goal" of "equilibrium of force" with the United States, to make Washington "dare not talk about" military action against the country.

"We again call on the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) to cease its provocative and highly unsafe actions that threaten the peace, stability, and security of the region", said Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement on Saturday, September 16.

The Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose sanctions on the DPRK over its nuclear test on September 3 which violated the previous Security Council resolutions.

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The launch is the 14th missile test conducted by North Korea in 2017.

Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said Friday "both China and the United States benefit from bilateral trade, so efforts to undermine Sino-US trade, or even slapping sanctions on China, I think would be off-target".

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UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on DPRK's latest missile launch