South Korea has fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from North Korea, its military said.
North Korea on Thursday accused South Korea of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds earlier this week, dismissing as a fabrication Seoul's claim that it had fired warning shots because of an object flying across their border. South Korea's largest news organization Yonhap reported that shots were fired at a local time around 4 pm when the device flew near South Korea's Eastern Gangwon province.
According to the source, the North Korean propaganda specialist said that because of the "success" of the Hwasong-12, "China is now completely trapped by our network of missiles".
The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting on North Korea on Tuesday evening.
China fully implements its U.N. Security Council sanction commitments toward North Korea and will continue to play a constructive role in negotiations, Wang said.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference Monday, "To prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, it's important to prevent the transfer of skills and materials related to them, as well as to reduce foreign currency earnings". The object was caught on radar, and observers initially suspected that it might have been a North Korean drone.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the series of tests are "disturbing".
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North Korea is believed to have a fleet of more than 1,300 fighter jets, as well as an unspecified number of its own unmanned aerial vehicles, according to a 2015 report to Congress from the US Department of Defense.
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017.
The South Korean military was initially unable to determine what the objects were because of heavy cloud cover and rainfall. North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test.
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who leads the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), made the comments a day after leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile with the ability to reach U.S. bases.
Concern is growing in the United States after North Korea claimed the Hwasong-12 could strike US assets in Hawaii and Alaska.
Widodo said he hopes that North Korean issues can be resolved through dialogue.