China opposes DPRK's missile launch: FM

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"Honestly, I think the United States should be doing. much more than now, so that there's real effective worldwide cooperation on this issue". "They [the US] should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation", he told reporters.

The test "has demonstrated yet again the DPRK's blatant disregard of the grave concerns of the global community", the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Friday (Sept 15), referring to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. "Unfortunately, it has not moved the process any further", the senator said as quoted by his press service.

Kim said Friday that the South Korean financial markets seemed to remain calm despite North Korea's latest missile launch, but the government will take immediate action, if necessary.

The Chinese government, however, has firmly resisted against the notion that it has much control over Pyongyang. It came on the heels of the adoption of a United Nations resolution imposing harsher sanctions against Pyongyang. Kim Jong-un said Saturday that the sanctions will not stop him from continuing to develop the country's nuclear program in the hopes of achieving "the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the USA rulers dare not talk about a military option".

Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the USA, said Friday that the Trump administration should do more to peacefully de-escalate tensions with North Korea.

This is while White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned that Washington was running out of patience for diplomatic solutions, noting, "For those. who have been commenting on a lack of a military option, there is a military option".

"We must make North Korea understand that if it continues down this road, it will not have a bright future", Abe said.

North Korea had lashed out against the sanctions, calling them "illegal" and vowing to retaliate.

Polls also show that most Americans disapprove of the president's bellicose approach to the North Korean regime, and fear USA military strikes against the country.

The North wants South Korea to stop its annual drills with the United States, which it views a rehearsal for war.

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