The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a rocket by North Korea and said it would take significant measures in response. The US, Japan and the European Union say it was a ballistic missile test, which is banned by the UN.
Pyongyang has fired an intermediate-range missile over Japanese territory for the second time in two weeks, a day after Kim Jong Un threatened Tokyo for supporting the US.
After US President Donald Trump's address to the UN National Assembly, there is renewed confusion over what direction the US will take in developing a coherent strategy against the regime in Pyongyang.
North Korea's top envoy, Ri Yong Ho, has accused the US of declaring war on his country. Ri told reporters in New York that the North has the right to shoot down US planes in international airspace.
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a dog barking." Trump had said the US may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.
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