World leaders condemn North Korea’s ‘brazen’ ICBM launch

Russia raises concerns over situation in Korean penninsula, blaming US for pushing North Korea

Shweta Sharma
Friday 18 November 2022 15:51 GMT
Emergency sirens in Japan triggered by North Korea's missile launch

North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, suspected to be one of its most powerful projectiles yet, was roundly condemned by major global powers and overshadowed the high-profile Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Thailand.

The leaders of the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan, who have gathered for a 21-member economies inter-governmental forum in Thai capital Bangkok, convened an emergency meeting to discuss the launch.

On Friday morning, North Korea blasted off an intercontinental ballistic missile​ (ICBM), suspected to be Hwasong-17, North Korea’s longest-range two-stage ICBM, that landed in Japnese exclusive economic zone, 200km off the coast of Hokkaido in Japan.

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