Sunday, 14 May 2017

Trump calls for stronger sanctions after North Korea missile test

US President Donald Trump has called for "far stronger sanctions" on North Korea after the country test-fired a ballistic missile.
The missile flew for about 30 minutes, travelling about 800km (500m) before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to Tokyo.

The flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile.

In a statement, the White House said Pyongyang has been "a flagrant menace for far too long".

"Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea," it said.

Mr Trump "cannot imagine Russia is pleased" with the test as the missile landed closer to Russia than to Japan, the statement added.

Earlier, the US Pacific Command said it detected the launch and tracked the missile, but added that it "did not pose a threat to North America".

"The type of missile is being assessed and the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile," a spokesperson said.

The launch early on Sunday took place at a region, named Kusong, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing.

Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes and dropped in the sea between the North's east coast and Japan.

SKY       News.