UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

Several South Korean analysts, including Lee Illwoo, a Seoul-based commentator on military issues, said the missile flew higher and for a longer period than any other the North has ever test-fired.

"What would change the strategic balance is an ICBM capable of reaching the U.S. mainland", he said. According to the USA administration, it is possible to show influence on Pyongyang only with the help of sanctions.

On the respected 38 North website, aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling said it appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the United States base at Guam" in the Pacific.

Earlier, the French ambassador to the UN, Francois Delattre, said that the UNSC is looking into a possible expansion of sanctions, promising a "strong" and "swift" retaliation to North Korea's latest breach of global law.

The North's young leader is more focused on presenting Pyongyang to Washington and Beijing as their equals, equipped with weapons as devastating as their own, said Choi Kang of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul.

The secretive state tested a new longer-range ballistic missile on Sunday, which it later claimed can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

The remarks by Han suggested that the South Korean and USA militaries closely shared data on the operation of the THAAD in South Korea.

DPRK are the initials of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The missile was launched on an unusually high trajectory, with KCNA saying it flew to an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres and travelled 787 kilometres before coming down in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

The South Korean president has repeatedly pledged to seek dialogue with North Korea, having served as chief of staff when the last inter-Korean summit took place in 2007.

The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss North Korea's latest provocation Tuesday.

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A South Korean government minister has said North Korea's missile program is progressing faster than expected, just hours after the UN Security Council demanded the reclusive country to halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

In a statement released on Monday, the 15 members of the UN Security Council strongly condemned Pyongyang's ballistic missile test that occurred over the weekend.

Following that launch, Washington began talks with North Korean ally China on possible new United Nations sanctions. Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new measures before involving remaining council members.

"I'm not going to talk about various policy options that we may or may not consider, but I will say this: we are certainly engaged right now in looking at a number of measures - political, economic, security - to deal with these provocative acts by the DPRK, and risky acts in many cases", he said.

"We can do a lot of different things that we haven't done yet".

The council said that launches by North Korea reveal development in nuclear weapons delivery systems, which were increasing tensions around the world. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test.

Trump warned in an interview with Reuters this month that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible.

"As South Korea's diplomatic situation matures, North Korea should also show a more mature attitude, not a childish one, and contribute to (establishing a better) diplomatic relationship", said Jin Hyo-seon, 33, a painter.

The radar of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea detected the launch of a North Korean ballistic missile two days ago, South Korea's defense minister told lawmakers on Tuesday.

South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify the North's claim on the rocket's technological features.

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