On Wednesday, North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), however, this event has drawn fierce criticism from around the world.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, during the phone call US President Donald Trump told his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping that China must convince North Korea to stop the threats coming from the peninsula, the White House statement said. The US President also favors new sanctions to be imposed on North Korea folliwing the recent event.
“President Trump emphasized the need for China to use all available levers to convince North Korea to end its provocations and return to the path of denuclearization. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today,” the White House said in a press release on Wednesday.
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Aditionally, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that China is ready to cooperate with the US and other parties involved in the settlement of the North Korean, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, and preserving stability in the Northeastern Asia.
By the way, the UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting requested by the permanent missions of the United States, South Korea and Japan following Pyongyang’s ballistic missile launch.
Pyongyang launched a Hwasong-15 ballistic missile on Wednesday morning local time, which flew 950 kilometers (590 miles) and reached an altitude of 4,475 kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan. The missile traveled about 620 miles east before falling into the Sea of Japan.
North Korea’s latest missile test, which came after more than two months of inactivity, is widely viewed as a further provocation and has drawn condemnation from the United States, Japan, South Korea, China and Russia.
North Korea has been conducting its missile and nuclear tests in violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. The last missile test before the 29 November launch took place on September 15, with the missile flying over Japan before falling into the northern Pacific.