North Korea launched a missile Tuesday a new ballistic, necessitated a strong response from US President Donald Trump, who in Beijing called tweets on Twitter "to put an end to this absurd final."
The launch comes on the day when the United States celebrates the National Day and the days after the South Korean American summit in Washington and discussed during US President with the new South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that North Korean threats.
The launch is part of a series of missile tests in violation of a number of sanctions and international resolutions that prevent the development of Pyongyang's nuclear programs and ballistic.
The pillars of the South Korean forces body in a statement that "ballistic missile is selected," fired from a site close to Bangjun in North Pyongan Province in western North Korea, before falling in the North Sea, the Korean name of the Sea of Japan.
The United States confirmed that the medium-range missile. Range has arrived, according to the South Korean military to "more than 930 kilometers."
For its part, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced that the rocket rose to a height of more than 2,500 kilometers, according to the analysts indicate that the specifications match the ballistic missile intercontinental.
The ministry said in a statement: "It is estimated that the rocket was much higher than 2,500 kilometers, and shaved for 40 minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan, in the archipelago's exclusive economic zone, 900 kilometers from the starting point."
- "Alice has something better to do?" -
US President wrote in an initial reaction on Twitter, wondering "North Korea launched just a new missile. Is not this man the (North Korean leader Kim Jong-on) anything better to do in his life? ".
He said US President "It's hard to believe that South Korea and Japan Stthmlan this thing for a long time. China may take a strong gesture on the subject of North Korea and put an end to this absurd final. "
For his part, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the media that "the launch shows clearly that the threat has risen."
Abe said that the United States, South Korea and Japan will hold a meeting this week on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit, adding, "I urge President (Chinese) President Xi Jinping (Russian President Vladimir) Putin to take more effective measures."
Pyongyang does not hide its quest to acquire intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of targeting US soil with atomic bombs, and considers that its nuclear programs are aimed at addressing the American threat.
Analysts and showing doubts about North Korea's ability to build nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles. And Stbtn be Pyongyang currently possesses the technology necessary to build intercontinental ballistic missiles.
North Korea launched several missiles since the election of the new South Korean Moon Jae-president said in May, while the South Korean president has repeatedly expressed his intention to re-launch dialogue with the North.
- "fireworks" -
South Korean president called on the National Security Council to convene in response to the launch of the North Korean missile.
Trump warned Friday of a "serious and brutal" regime in North Korea, stressing that "strategic patience period has ended," without specifying the strategy to be adopted.
And upon receiving for the first time at the White House South Korea, which calls for openness to North Korea counterpart, Trump did not rule out any hypothesis, asserting that he has "several options" to respond to the North Korean nuclear programs and ballistic.
Trump Monday held contacts with the Chinese President and the Japanese Prime Minister.
He said Xia Coton expert at the James Martin Center for Studies on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons based in the United States, the launch of the new missile was the US to mark the National Day.
The expert said on Twitter "The Fourth of July solution in North Korea. I think they're launching fireworks today on this occasion. "
Published by Washington, which ensures the security of South Korea, more than 28 thousand troops in the country to address the threat of its communist neighbor in the north, which intensified its missile tests, and has five trials since the inauguration of moon in May 10.
It fired another North Korean missile on June 8 last.