Pyongyang: North Korea on previous day has successfully test fired a new type of medium to long range ballistic missile starting a new frenzy of war weapons in the Yellow Sea region. The test has been decried by UN, Japan and US unanimously.
UN has clearly called these advances as violation of UN resolution. US President has decided to go tougher on North Korea that tested nuclear devices and ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate, last year.
The North's state-run KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, a new type of strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The United States, Japan and South Korea requested urgent UN Security Council consultations on the test, with a meeting expected later on Monday, an official in the US mission to the United Nations said.
Japan said further sanctions against North Korea could be discussed at the United Nations, and called on China to take a “constructive” role in responding.
China is North Korea's main ally and trading partner but is irritated by its repeated aggressive actions, although it rejects suggestions from the United States and others that it could be doing more to rein in its neighbour.
“We have asked China via various levels to take constructive actions as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and we will continue to work on it,” said Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.