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TOKYO, April 29. /Offset. TASS Cyril Agafonov. North Korea has carried out the April 29 launch of a ballistic missile, which, according to the Pentagon and the government of Japan, soon fell on the territory of the DPRK. The type of missile and the details of the test are not yet known, however, the world community embraced it as the next challenge from Pyongyang.

The start was made a few hours after a special meeting of the UN Security Council, where heads of foreign policy departments of the USA, the UK and Japan issued a sharp criticism of the DPRK in connection with the development of nuclear missile programs.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in turn, called for a solution to problems through dialogue and negotiation as by force of disagreements can not be solved . Russian Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov also condemned the “provocative missile and nuclear activities of Pyongyang”, urging the US and South Korea to reconsider the decision to deploy a missile defense system THAAD, which is “a destabilizing factor in the region.”

The rocket flew about 50 km

Accurate data about the missile launch yet, however, according to the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Sugi, ballistic missile, launched from the area of Lucciana in a North-easterly direction, presumably, flew about 50 miles and fell on the territory of the DPRK. According to him, the government still continues to analyze the data and can not answer the question of whether ended a launch failure.

As reported TASS the chief a press-services of the Pacific command (PACOM), us forces commander (captain 2nd grade) Dave Benham, the launch was recorded at 23:33 GMT on 28 April near the airfield Pucchan. He also confirmed that “the missile did not leave North Korean territory.”

According to the us-canadian joint command aerospace defense of North America (NORAD), the launch did not pose a threat to North America. As reported by the NHK channel, a source in the Ministry of defense of Japan, it also did not affect the situation in the country. Despite this, Benham noted that the US retains “an unshakable commitment” to ensure “the security of allies such as the Republic of Korea and Japan.”

Meanwhile, after reports of missile launch in the DPRK for 10 minutes was suspended the movement of all the branches of the Tokyo metro, on the Bulletin Board was reported “security check”. About the same was stopped, and railway Express “Shinkansen” travelling on the line between Niigata, Hokuriku and Kanazawa.

Start called a provocation and promised to respond

Quickly responded to the missile launch, U.S. President Donald trump. In his Twitter he wrote that “North Korea has reacted scornfully to the wishes of China and its highly respected President, when launched, albeit unsuccessfully, today the rocket”. “Bad!” he added.

In connection with the new launch, as reported by Reuters, the U.S. government can expedite the tightening of sanctions against Pyongyang. The Secretary-General of the Japanese Cabinet, in turn, called the launch “a clear violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council” and said that Tokyo through diplomatic channels through the Embassy in Beijing has already lodged a strong protest against Pyongyang.

The attention of the Japanese press in the morning was focused on American nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, which had previously been sent to the region to exert pressure on the DPRK. Operators of the channel NHK about six o’clock in the morning local time (01:00 GMT) with the helicopter took his movement off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture. According to the Agency Kyodo, April 29 he may pass the Korean Strait and enter the sea of Japan. Earlier it was reported that at the end of the month he will take part in joint exercises with the Navy of South Korea.

Provocation on the occasion of 100 days trump

Japanese officials in an interview with reporters NHK suggested that a missile launch of the DPRK could be a reaction to ended a few hours earlier, the special UN security Council meeting, which sounded a series of harsh statements against Pyongyang. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, for example, urged the country to suspend diplomatic relations with the DPRK or to lower their level, because, in his opinion, “North Korea is abusing his diplomatic privileges to Finance their illegal programs to develop nuclear and missile technologies.”

In addition, they say, we cannot exclude that the missile test could be timed to the first 100 days of stay of the President of the United States Donald trump is in power. This period of great importance in American political culture, for the new head of the White house expires on April 29. During this time he and members of his administration made a series of harsh statements against the DPRK. In particular, Vice-President Michael Pence declared an end to the policy of “strategic patience” followed by the predecessor trump, Barack Obama, and the phrasing about “all options on the table”, implying and military methods of solving problems, became familiar.

As calculated by the South Korean Agency Yonhap, the current launch was the 50-m under the leadership of Kim Jong UN.