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North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says
April 16, 2017 / 2:18 AM / 4 months ago

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

SEOUL, April 16 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Sunday North Korea's latest missile launch threatened the entire world, warning of a punitive action if it leads to further provocations such as a nuclear test or a long-range missile launch.

"North Korea showing a variety of offensive missiles at yesterday's military parade and daring to fire a ballistic missile today is a show of force that threatens the whole world," South Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme. (Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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