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UN condemns N-Korea missile launch over Japan, Pyongyang says more to come

The US-drafted statement, which was agreed by consensus, does not threaten new sanctions on N-Korea


The United Nations condemned North Korea’s “outrageous” firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, demanding Pyongyang halt its weapons programme but holding back on any threat of new sanctions on the isolated regime. North Korea said the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) was to counter US and South Korean military drills and was a first step in military action in the Pacific to “contain” the US territory of Guam. The North’s leader Kim Jong Un ordered the launch to be conducted for the first time from its ...

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First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 11:09 IST