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Defiant North Korea fires another missile over northern Japan

Two days after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on North Korea, the pariah nation for the second time in less than three weeks has fired another missile over northern Japan.

The projectile was launched at 6:57am local time on Friday (21:57 GMT Thursday) and flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the Pacific Ocean – 2,000km east of Cape Erimo according to Yoshihide Sug, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary.

“Japan protests the latest launch in the strongest terms and will take appropriate and timely action at the United Nations and elsewhere, staying in close contact with the United States and South Korea,” Suga said.

Read also: UN Security Council slaps fresh sanctions on defiant North Korea

The country can “never tolerate this repeated extreme provocative action,” Suga added.

Recall that a day after fresh sanctions by the UN Security Council was slammed on North Korea, the pariah nation declared that the US will “suffer the greatest pain” over its role in the imposition of latest sanctions on it.

The threat was issued by North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, while speaking after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on his country.

Two days ago, neighbours South Korea welcomed the fresh sanctions imposed on North Korea by the UN Security Council which was unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution.

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