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South Korea performs missile drill

South Korea performs missile drill

"Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option", Kim was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency, during a visit to oversee Friday's missile launch.

"Russia is deeply anxious over more provocative launches, which lead to further escalation of tensions on the peninsula", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Tass news agency as saying.

Oil futures are down modestly in Asian trade on Friday, but prices have been holding steady in the face of another missile test by North Korea.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Cayetano - who will attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in NY - will consult other Southeast Asian foreign ministers on how to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

The statement came after Pyongyang's testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles on July 2 and 28 and previous ballistic missile launches and two nuclear tests a year ago.

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South Korean and Japanese officials on Friday said Pyongyang fired an intermediate range ballistic missile that overflew Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean east of Japan. "We call upon the DPRK to fulfil its obligations as expressed in UNSC resolutions", it said.

"The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearization", said Dujarric. On Thursday North Korea threatened to "sink Japan" with its nuclear missiles and also to reduce the USA mainland "to ashes". "North Korea's missile launch is another reckless breach of United Nations resolutions, a major threat to worldwide peace and security which demands a global response", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on social media.

In a press statement released on Friday, the 15 council members urged all United Nations member states to "fully, comprehensively and immediately" implement all relevant Security Council resolutions concerning North Korea, particularly the newly adopted Resolution 2375, which targeted North Korea's oil supply and textile exports, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with USA and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option for North Korea", he was quoted as saying by KCNA.