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Pentagon: North Korea’s missile launch provocative

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Pentagon called North Korea’s latest missile test a “provocative act” and called on Pyongyang to stop such actions.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Thursday that US Defense Secretary Mark Esper had telephoned his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono to discuss North Korea.

File Reuters This May 14, 2017, photo distributed by the North Korean government shows the Hwasong 12, a new type of ballistic missile, as it is launched from an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

“The two ministers believe that the North Korean test was an unwarranted provocation and did not help diplomatic efforts, and that North Korea should stop such tests,” the spokesman said.

For his part, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Patrick Ryder, said North Korea fired a short or medium-range missile for a distance of 280 miles towards the Sea of ​​Japan from a naval platform.

He added that the Pentagon does not have information about the missile launch from a submarine, as announced by Pyongyang.

The North Korean delegation arrived in Sweden for talks with the United States on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The two sides are expected to hold a preliminary meeting on Friday.

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