North Korea: Trump threatens 'major sanctions' after latest missile test

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The president said he had spoken with China’s leader Xi Jinping, and ‘this situation will be handled’ after North Korea fired a powerful, ballistic missile

Donald Trump threatened to impose major sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s latest test of a ballistic missile, that appeared capable of reaching most if not all of the US mainland.

The US president’s remarks were followed by UN ambassador Nikki Haley saying the ballistic missile launch “brings us closer to war” at an emergency UN security council meeting, which would end the North Korean regime.

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North Korea launched the missile from Pyongsong, in South Pyongan province, about 18 miles north of the capital, Pyongyang. It was the first time a missile had been fired from this location.

The Hwasong-15 missile fired on 29 November flew on a steep trajectory for 50 minutes, reaching an altitude of 2,800 miles (4,500 km) and distance of 620 miles, according to North Korea.

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