Reacting to Pyongyang's latest high-thrust rocket engine test, U.S President Donald Trump has said that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was "acting very, very badly".
Trump also said he had "meetings on North Korea," but did not specify with whom or what was discussed.
In a statement issued on Sunday, North Korea claimed the test was a success, with Kim calling it "a great event of historic significance" for the country's indigenous rocket industry, a report from the official Korean Central News Agency said.
The test was conducted as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in China as part of his three nation tour also including South Korea and Japan that has been closely focused on concerns over how to deal with Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
Last week Tillerson, who was in Seoul, said that Washington would consider military action against North Korea if it was provoked. While in Tokyo he had said that efforts over the past 20 years to prevent a nuclear North Korea had failed.
Earlier this month, North Korea fired off four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, reportedly reaching within 120 miles of Japan's shoreline.
North Korea has conducted a series of missile launches this month, including four on March 6, KCNA reported.
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