N Korea Fires Missile As World Leaders Meet

Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 8:40 AM

S Korea accuses the N of firing a missile into the sea as leaders meet in WA for a nuclear summit.

N Korea Fires Missile As World Leaders Meet

N Korea has fired a missile into the sea just hours after S Korea, Japan and the United States warned Pyongyang to finish its provocations.

The missile was fired from a region near to the North'south eastern coast, according to a S Korean military official.

The range and trajectory couldn't immediately be confirmed, Seoul added.

The Yonhap news agency said the projectile appeared to be a ballistic missile.

It's the fourth such launch by Kim Jong-un'south regime in recent weeks - and the - amid military exercises involving S Korea and the US, the largest ever carried out by the two nations.

It comes as President Barack Obama, his S Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to pressure N Korea over its nuclear programme.

The three leaders met on the sidelines of a global nuclear summit in WA aimed at reducing the risk caused by the proliferation of nuclear technology.

Mister Obama said: "We're united in our efforts to deter and defend against N Korean provocations. We've to work together to meet this challenge."

Mister Obama also held separate talks with President Xi Jinping of China, the closest N Korea has to an ally,

Both said they wanted to look "full implementation" of the latest United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.

Existing UN sanctions ban N Korea from conducting any ballistic missile test.

At a news conference with the US President, Mr Xi said that while WA and Beijing disagreed in some areas, they've had "effective communication and coordination".

The meetings took space on the fringes of the Nuclear Security Summit at which leaders of more than fifty countries discussed securing assailable atomic materials to prevent nuclear terrorism.

Seven years after Mister Obama hosted the first Nuclear Security Summit, he reiterated the necessity to enforce UN security measures.

Russia, which together with the US possesses more than ninety percent of the world'south nuclear arsenal, said it'd pass the event because of a "shortage of mutual cooperation" on the agenda.

Pakistan also announced it'd not be attending.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the US has 7.700 nuclear weapons and Russia 8.000.

UK Prime Minister to proposal British expertise in helping countries defend their civil nuclear installations.

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