International condemnation hasn't put North Korea off celebrating its successful rocket launch on Wednesday. Pyongyang believes the launch is evidence that North Korea is a world power.
Foreign ministers of the three Asian superpowers have met in Tokyo and condemned a submarine missile test carried out by North Korea. Pyongyang fired a missile from a submarine into the Sea of Japan a day earlier.
North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile, infuriating its neighbors. It is the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.
Annual military exercises have got underway involving tens of thousands of troops, amid a new threat from North Korea. Pyongyang has threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has said a recent missile test has put his country among the strongest military powers. The UN is mulling a statement condemning the submarine-based launch.
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