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North Korea: missile test success claim as China rejects US criticism
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North Korea: missile test success claim as China rejects US criticism

by firstsource newsFebruary 13, 2017

US calls for it to press Pyongyang to ditch nuclear programme are pointless unless Washington looks at own role, Beijing says

North Korea has claimed it successfully test launched a medium-to-long-range ballistic missile, with China voicing opposition but rejecting criticism that it could do more to steer the regime away from its goal of developing a nuclear weapon capable of striking the US mainland.

The test on Sunday appeared to be timed to coincide with Donald Trump’s summit with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and forced the two leaders to agree on an ad hoc response after their round of golf at Trump’s estate in Florida.

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