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    US, Japan, S Korea Request Urgent UN SC Meeting on DPRK Missile Test

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    US, Japan and South Korea have requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on North Korean ballistic missile test fire.

    The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested an urgent United Nations Security Council consultations on North Korean Sunday's ballistic missile test fire, Reuters reported citing an official in the US mission to the United Nations.

    The official has also said that the United States expects a meeting to take place on Monday.

    North Korea launched a missile earlier from an airbase in the western province of North Pyongan. The ballistic missile travelled several hundreds of miles before plunging into the Sea of Japan outside of the Japanese exclusive economic zone. DPRK government has declared the launch successful.

    North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the missile was nuclear-capable and could engage in evasive manoeuvres.

    The ballistic missile test fire led to protests from the country’s closest neighbours, Japan and South Korea, both stating that Pyongyang’s actions were in breach of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

    North Korea has conducted several missile launches in the past months, including its biggest nuclear test last September, prompting condemnation from international community.


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      D-day is getting closer for North Korea me thinks.....
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      HappyGilbert02 ...have you got any idea how big North Korea's military is? its huge he is a link look it up you may think differently after that. www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=north%20korea
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      After seeing what happened to Libya, Irak and possibly soon to be Iran, who could blame NK for doing what they are doing.
      The danger to the world is USA.
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      elsa.zardiniin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
      ivanwa88, But, is or is not North Korea supported by Israel? That is the quid, in my ignorant opinion. That is, somebody big and relevant is supporting North Korea, not Russia, certainly
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      where the money is coming from ? We know of fake USD, but who is financially supporting NK ?
      I suspect that NK is the first line of China..and if a war, Japan, USA and other will loose enough power for China to engage its army when all these guys will be exhausted....
      Just a plan.
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      North Korea traditionally has been the proverbial rebel half brother to China who also bows occasionally to China's scowling. Although the young boisterous president is not so obliging as his father was?
      Israel no way no connection whatsoever.
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      US definitely wants to beat up on somebody but its just the big boys left Nth Korea and Iran have massive forces and well equipped then its the mega stars that needs no further reference.
      Probably only the Yemen then again that could bring in some big boys US there in small numbers and the odd ship etc.
      But North Korea would mean savaging South and leaving the door open for China to intervene and back to WW3?
    • 2007harleydavidsonsg
      It's China. NK is Chinas " fall guy" allowing China to be perceived as peaceful, a con job on trading nations. China wants not only a "one China rule" but one China world domination. China believe themselfs the reincarnation of a superior race destined to rule the world. No one knows this better the Japan. I realize this sounds silly to most but it's true.
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      Russia should pay BACK the same way, telling them that why call for this ridiculous affair. Like it was threatening anyone's lives. Like they DO when is about Ukraine.

      HIT THEM BACK where it HURTS. They learn the lessons. Or die trying.
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      Forgot, IF they were like that about Israel and the bull dozing, most of the messes at Mid east would never happen.
      And about training Al Qaeda and AL Nusra to depose ASSAD.
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      I suggest stop threatening N.K. Keep it under surveillance, o.k. but no threats. We never forget that they are a sovereign country, backed by China, it is true, and both run by a Communist Party. But do not threaten.
    • Mikhas
      People seem to have forgotten that what all this fuzz is about is that US, who killed millions of Koreans, is denying N.K a peace treaty.

      That and lifting of imperial sanctions is really all that it takes.

      But US don't want that. They want to keep Korea separated, a hold on China and their own presence guaranteed.
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      Ok let them have their meeting!!! At the end they'll go back home with tail between their legs!!!!
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      Israel, Pakistan, India, the terrorist American government all have nuclear missiles, all kinds of other nations test fire missiles but somehow these worthless countries in the west think they have a right to dictate to a sovereign nation what it can or can't do. Just another excuse for a war eh you murderous Americans.
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      Falesteeniin reply tojc(Show commentHide comment)
      jc, agreed and not only that but the U.S is the greatest threat to humanity in 21st century, we must prepare ourselves to confront the Americans on their turf beat them on their soil ...
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