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US and allies vow pressure on North Korea after new missile launch

SpaceWar.com reports: “US Vice President Kamala Harris and leaders from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Canada vowed to pressure North Korea as they held urgent talks Friday on Pyongyang’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Hours after North Korea launched the missile, which Japan said was capable of striking the US mainland, Harris met the leaders of close US partners on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Bangkok.

‘We strongly condemn these actions and we again call for North Korea to stop further unlawful, destabilising acts,’ Harris told reporters at the start of the talks.

‘On behalf of the United States, I reaffirm our ironclad commitment to our Indo-Pacific alliances,’ she said, using another term for the Asia-Pacific region.

Japan said the missile landed in its waters…”

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