World Japan Strongly Protests Firing of Ballistic Missile by N. Korea: Suga

01:21  14 may  2017
01:21  14 may  2017 Source:   Reuters

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile

  Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile President Donald Trump called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it fired a ballistic missile Sunday in an apparent bid to test the South's new liberal president and the US. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea," the White House said in a brief statement.The missile flew more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), surrounded by the Korean peninsula, Japan and the Russian far east.It impacted "so close to Russian soil ...

Japan has protested the latest missile launch by North Korea . Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga (yoh-shee-hee-deh soo-gah) said Saturday that a ballistic missile firing would be "a clear violation of U. N . security council resolutions."

Japan has protested the latest missile launch by North Korea . Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga (yoh-shee-hee-deh soo-gah) said Saturday that a ballistic missile firing would be "a clear violation of U. N . security council resolutions."

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 5, 2017, after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. Nuclear-armed North Korea on April 5 fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US military said, days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if the global community ramps up sanctions. © AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 5, 2017, after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. Nuclear-armed North Korea on April 5 fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US military said, days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if the global community ramps up sanctions. TOKYO - Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of U.N. resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action. 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated the protest in comments to reporters.

South Korea's military said earlier that North Korean had fired an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast.

(reporting by Linda Sieg; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue: TV .
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue its ballistic missile program, state television reported, striking a defiant note after strong criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump. "The Iranian nation has decided to be powerful. Our missiles are for peace and for defense ... American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile, we will do so and will not wait for their permission," Rouhani said in a news conference, broadcast live on state TV.

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