After North Korea’s missile launch, the US asks China and Russia to issue a strong message to the country

It was also the first ballistic ICBM test by the nuclear-armed country since 2017

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North korea intercontinental ballistic missile at the lauching site

After North Korea commenced intercontinental ballistic missile tests this week, China and Russia could perhaps caution the country to cease future missile tests, according to US State Department spokesman Jalina Porter.

Porter, while at a routine press briefing before a United Nations Security Council meeting later on Friday to discuss the launch, he maintained that

China and Russia should send a strong warning to (North Korea) to desist from further provocations.

North Korea declared to have fired a large, sophisticated intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, a test that its president, Kim Jong Un, said was aiming to display the supremacy of its nuclear arsenal and discourage any military actions by the United States.

North korea intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM)

It was also the first ballistic ICBM test by the nuclear-armed country since 2017.

Porter branded the launch a “brazen” breach of UN Security Council resolutions, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official title.

We urge all countries to hold the DPRK( Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) accountable for such violations and we also call on the DPRK to come to the table for serious negotiations.

She continued by saying

We are in the early stages of consulting on this issue. There have been developments that should be of concern to all countries, particularly those who share a border with the DPRK. The DPRK’s decision to return to ICBM tests is a clear escalation.

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