UN Security Council condemns N.Korea over missile launch

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Chinese officials urged the Trump administration on Friday to halt its threats of military action against North Korea and rejected the notion, pushed by the president in recent weeks, that China is responsible for helping to resolve escalating tensions with military threats of its own.

He said in talks on the phone with US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, they agreed that Tokyo and Washington will continue to put "visible" pressure on North Korea. "They [the US] should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation".

"Honestly, I think the United States should be doing.much more than now, so that there's real effective worldwide cooperation on this issue", Ambassador Cui Tiankai told reporters at the Chinese Embassy in Washington on September 15.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called on the global community to unite against North Korea's "provocative acts" and urged the country to change its current course of action, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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"The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearization", said Dujarric.

"Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option for the DPRK", Kim said as cited by state news agency KCNA.

Meanwhile, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un announced on Saturday that his country was seeking to reach "equilibrium" of military force with the United States, shortly after the UN Security Council (UNSC) censured Pyongyang's latest missile launch over Japan. "China does not hold the key to resolving the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, either".

One of the missiles flew 250 kilometers - that is, the distance to the establishment of the Pyongyang polygon from where the ballistic missile was launched earlier this morning, and hit the test set. According to the USA and South Korean military, the missile was launched from the Pyongyang area.

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