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    The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July 5 2017

    UN Under-Secretary-General Meets N. Korean Envoy to After Recent ICBM Launch

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    The UN Under-Secretary-General said that he called a meeting to deliver the UN Secretary-General's message to the North Korean ambassador to the UN in person.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — UN Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman said during a UN Security Council meeting that he met with North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam to discuss Pyongyang’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test.

    "I called a meeting this morning with the DPRK permanent representative to deliver the secretary-general’s message in person," Feltman said on Wednesday.

    Feltman added that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges North Korea from taking any further destabilizing actions.

    On Tuesday night, North Korea confirmed it had tested a Hwasong-15 ballistic missile. The ICBM which flew 950 kilometers (590 miles) and reached an altitude of 4,475 kilometers. The flight lasted for 53 minutes, after which the missile fell into the Sea of Japan. After the launch, Pyongyang announced through state TV that the missile was capable of reaching targets throughout the United States.

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