North Korea Denies Role In Global Cyberattack

North Korea Denies Role In Global Cyberattack

"Our military is closely monitoring North Korea and is maintaining readiness posture", the statement said.

The South's military said it could not yet identify the type of missile fired from Pukchang in South Pyongan province but it travelled about 500 kilometerd (311 miles).

"We are aware that North Korea launched an MRBM [medium-range ballistic missile]", the USA official said in a statement.

It flew for about 310 miles, landing in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, they said.

"We are aware that North Korea launched an MRBM", the official said.

Abe told reporters after a meeting of Japan's National Security Council that he wanted to raise the issue of North Korean missile launches at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Italy this month.

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone, possibly improving its knowledge on making nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. North Korea on Sunday, May 21, fired a midrange ballistic missile, USA and South Korean officials said, in the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.

White House officials traveling in Saudi Arabia with President Donald Trump said the system that was tested had a shorter range than the missiles fired in North Korea's most recent tests.

On Saturday, North Korea's KCNA state news agency said in a commentary: "The U.S. mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike".

North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile Sunday afternoon, a senior Trump administration official has confirmed. "While the government is open to possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it will continue to stand firmly in response to provocations, saying that North Korea should immediately stop any provocations that violated UN Security Council resolutions".

USA ambassador Nikki Haley said the United States was working with China, Pyongyang's main ally, on a new sanctions resolution and warned that all countries must step up action against North Korea or face measures themselves. "The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assessed that the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America".

"We're early in the stages of applying the economic pressure as well as the diplomatic pressure to the regime in North Korea", Tillerson said.

The North says it needs missiles and nuclear weapons to deter any attack by the United States.