Parish, August 25: The recent missile launches by North Korea are violative of the norms adopted by the United Nations, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the gathering of G7 heads of states in France. His remarks comes a day after Pyongyang broke a 17-month hiatus and test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles.
The launch was supervised by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who has been directly negotiating a peace-pact with US President Donald Trump over the past year. The country's official news agency KCNA reported that the test of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher" was successful. North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Ballistic Missiles’ Into Sea: Seoul
Abe told the elite grouping of nations that the UN should act against Pyongyang as it has apparently violated the norms by test-firing missiles, despite the ongoing peace talks.
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US President Donald Trump, who was present at the G7 Summit, said he is "very unhappy" with the recent missile tests by North Korea. However, Trump downplayed the test-fire by claiming that it "not violative" of any agreement.
Disagreeing with Abe, Trump said several other nations are test-firing short-range missiles. It would be unfair to target only North Korea, he added.
"He has done short-range, much more standard missiles, a lot of people are testing those missiles, not just him. We are in the world of missiles folks, whether you like it or not,” Trump was reported as saying.