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Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter USA aggression. Although it was reported by the U.S.as having landed just 60 miles from the Russian naval city of Vladivostok, Russia later dismissed the test as no threat and actually splashing into the Pacific over 300 miles from Russian territory. A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a music video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a USA missile defense system, as Beijing seeks to bring its state-supported cultural forces to bear in the worldwide dispute.

At the United Nations, North Korea's deputy ambassador, Kim In Ryong, was defiant.

At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the missile test showed North Korea isn't heeding cautions from the worldwide community.

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The United States wants North Korea to trust its promise of no hostility and conduct no more nuclear or missile tests before Washington can consider opening talks with the communist nation, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quoted as saying Thursday.

After the missile launch on May 14, the United States, Japan, and South Korea called for a U.N. Security Council meeting to demand that North Korea alter its current aggressive course and begin dismantling its missile and nuclear programs. He said the missile went very high and came down, but he would not characterize it as demonstrating the controlled re-entry of a missile.

China urged the United States and North Korea to commit to a political decision to solve the "nuclear problem". Admiral Harris is in Tokyo to discuss the North Korean situation and other issues with members of the Japanese government, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom he met May 16.

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Kim In Ryong also dismisses allegations that North Korea was behind the recent global cyberattacks as "ridiculous", saying "whenever something unusual happens it is the stereotype way of the United States and the hostile forces" to launch a campaign deliberately linking it to Pyongyang.

President Donald Trump is looking to both China and Russian Federation, the two permanent members on the Security Council that have historically been most sympathetic to North Korea, to join the USA -backed campaign of diplomatic and economic pressure on the North to get it to denuclearize.

If the United States "persists in anti-DPRK sanctions without understanding its rival, the (Trump) administration will have to take full responsibility for the ensuing catastrophic consequences", he warned.

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The investigation is now in the hands of a special counsel, as well as multiple Congressional committees. His ouster is linked to investigations of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Moscow.

The ministry spokeswoman also said China favors an end to the U.S.


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