Donald Trump says North Korea shows 'great disrespect' to China with missile

A statement by the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch came from around the eastern North Korean coastal town of Wonsan.

If anyone thought increasing pressure from the USA or even China would convince North Korea to slow down its missile tests, that appears to be wishful thinking, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

He said China, the North's only major ally, has been increasingly using its influence over North Korea.The reclusive state rejects United Nations and unilateral sanctions by other states against its weapons program as an infringement of its right to self defence and says the program is necessary to counter US aggression.North Korea has attempted seven missile tests in 2017, including two recent tests in one week alone, keeping the world on edge.

That the missile landed within 200 nautical miles of the Japanese coast was an "extremely problematic act for the safety of airplanes and ships" Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a statement. There were no reports of damage, he said.

On Sunday, North Korea also said leader Kim Jong Un had watched a separate, successful test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system.

Besides its regular ballistic missile test-launches, the North carried out two nuclear tests past year - in January and September.

"And in the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russian Federation as well", he said. US President Donald Trump was also informed of the details of the missile test.

Japan and South Korea strongly condemned Monday's missile launch, which landed in the former's exclusive economic maritime zone.

"Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea", he added.

2014 was the last time the USA tested its West Coast missile defense system, which has only worked in about half of the trials.

The 450km launch was sacked from Wonsan in North Korea and was air bound for about six minutes before landing in an area between Japan's Sado and Oki Islands.

North Korea test-fired another short-range ballistic missile early Monday, just days after the G-7 demanded that Pyongyang give up its nuclear ambitions.

"We are at the same time calling on the partners with whom we are working to show restraint, including towards military activity in this region".

On Tuesday, the United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an ICBM, the first such test, officials said last week.

"The North [Korea] should stop all provocations immediately and move toward the denuclearization path as quickly as possible", the ministry said in a statement, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency. "We urge North Korea to address humanitarian and human rights concerns, including the immediate resolution of the abductions issue", the communique said.

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