North Korea Threatens to 'Sink' Japan

Yen gains after NKorea test

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"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", Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said hours after Pyongyang fired another ballistic missile over Japan.

In a press statement released on Friday, the 15 council members urged all United Nations member states to "fully, comprehensively and immediately" implement all relevant Security Council resolutions concerning North Korea, particularly the newly adopted Resolution 2375, which targeted North Korea's oil supply and textile exports, Xinhua news agency reported.

"We likewise continue to urge the DPRK to abide by the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, as the Philippines remains committed to complying with the same", he said.

Kim said Friday that the South Korean financial markets seemed to remain calm despite North Korea's latest missile launch, but the government will take immediate action, if necessary.

The Security Council also reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in north-east Asia at large, and expressed its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation, welcoming efforts by Council members, as well as other States, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue.

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Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia warned that there is no alternative to a peaceful solution. "We should engage in meaningful negotiations", he told reporters after the consultations.

North Korea's latest test missile flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido before landing about 3,700 km into the Pacific Ocean, which would be far enough to reach the US Pacific territory of Guam.

The new resolution, passed by the Security Council on Sep 12, imposed more sanctions on the isolated dictatorship.

The 15-member Security Council also emphasized the vital importance of the DPRK immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond.

NATO has called for "a global response" to North Korea's ballistic missile tests early on Friday.

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