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North Korea tests new missile; angers neighbours and the West

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<p>North Korea has fired what appears to be a short-range ballistic missile .</p> <p>It is the latest test in a series of launches which have angered and alarmed the region and the West.</p> <p>Monday’s missile is believed to have been a Scud-class ballistic which flew about 450 km and landed in the sea off its own coast.</p> <p>North Korea has a large stock pile of short range missiles originally developed by the Soviet Union.</p> <p>Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed action to deter Pyongyang’s repeated provocations.</p> <p>“As we agreed at the recent G7 summit, the North Korean problem is a top priority for the international community. In order to restrain North Korea, we will take specific action together with the United States,” he told the media.</p> <p>At the recent G7 summit in Italy the leaders described North Korea’s recent nuclear and missile tests as a grave threat.</p> <p>They warned the North that it must fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs.</p>
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