Latest North Korea missile test represents significant advance

The U.N.'s most powerful body says that North Korea is "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and that it is vitally important the country immediately show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action".

Speaking in China, Putin called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported.

The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 in response to its five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches.

USA officials had yet to react to the North's claim, but Japan said, regardless, the new test showed "some progress" in the isolated country's missile programme and was thus further evidence that "we have entered a new level of threat regarding North Korea".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang.

He added that that launch violates Security Council resolution, and said that Guterres calls on the DPRK to "ensure full compliance with its global obligations".

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There are doubts whether the North can miniaturize a nuclear weapon sufficiently to fit it onto a missile nose cone, and no proof it has mastered the re-entry technology needed to ensure it survives returning into Earth's atmosphere.

Following Sunday's test, the United States called for repercussions from the worldwide community.

The US Seventh Fleet carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, left Yokosuka in Japan on Tuesday on its regular spring patrol and will be out for around three to four months, according to a Seventh Fleet spokesman.

At present, the longest-range missiles in North Korea's arsenal, such as the one just tested, are intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM) capable of striking the US base at Guam. Kim's ambassador to China said in Beijing on Monday it would continue such test launches "any time, any place".

South Korea's military said it could not yet verify the North's claims.

Pyongyang said the new weapon - called the Hwasong-12 - was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Outsiders also saw a significant technological jump, with the test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile.

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North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

The presidency said the envoys will meet with high ranking officials to exchange ideas and explain the new South Korean government's policy plans.

"We can do a lot of different things that we haven't done yet".

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "reckless", "provocative" and "unlawful". China really is the key in dealing with the North Korea issue. "But its overwhelming emphasis is diplomatic and economic sanctions".

However, while THAAD's installation by the USA last month has been largely criticized by China-which has made claims the only increasing tensions in the region and potentially could use the system's radar to spy on China-it did prove successful in detecting the North's latest in a number of tests that are escalating in frequency.

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