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Japan issues 'strong protest' over N.Korea missile launch

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By Euronews
Japan issues 'strong protest' over N.Korea missile launch

<p>North Korea has fired another ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan according to both US and South Korean officials.</p> <p>It is the latest in a series of tests – it attempted a similar launch two weeks a go and earlier in March fired <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/06/north-korea-test-fires-four-more-missiles">four missiles</a> some of which came as close as 300km to Japan’s coast</p> <p>Tokyo has once again protested.</p> <p>Japan’s chief cabinet secretary said his government could not tolerate North Korea’s repeated provocative acts.</p> <p>The North is believed to be developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (<span class="caps">ICBM</span>) that can hit the United States and its leader, Kim Jong Un, has vowed to test-launch one at any time.</p> <p>Experts and officials in the South and the United States believe Pyongyang is still some time away from mastering all the technology needed for an operational <span class="caps">ICBM</span> system, such as re-entry of the atmosphere and subsequent missile guidance.</p> <p>The latest launch comes as China’s President Xi Jinping is en route to Florida for a summit later this week with US President Donald Trump. The two are likely to discuss how to reign in Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.</p> <p>The North is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the UN.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump administration to China on North Korea: “The clock has run out” <a href="https://t.co/cZLEzblQ6b">https://t.co/cZLEzblQ6b</a> <a href="https://t.co/DK7O05zLKM">pic.twitter.com/DK7O05zLKM</a></p>— <span class="caps">CBS</span> News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/849433413350248449">April 5, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>