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North Korea launched on July 4 the missile from a site in North Phyongan province, the Agence France-Presse reports, citing the statement of the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The ballistic missile that flew “more than 930 kilometers” may have came down in the water of the Japan exclusive economic zone.
Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe explained the threat from North Korea has grown, calling for Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “to take more constructive measures,” AFP writes.
The U.S. Pacific Command said the missile flew for 37 minutes and “did not pose a threat to North America.” The United States President Donald Trump hopes China would use diplomatic pressure to North Korea, AFP states, adding the U.S., Japan and South Korea will discuss the issue during a meeting on the sidelines of this week’s G20 summit.
Recently, an American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea, was released and returned in a coma in June, but he died days later in the United States.