North Korea calls UN's Guterres 'puppet of US' after launch

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On Sunday, top diplomats from the world's major industrialised democracies issued a joint statement calling for strong steps by the U.N. Security Council in reaction to the North Korean missile launch. Friday's ICBM launch was the latest in North Korea's ongoing torrid run of missile tests that experts say are meant to boost its nuclear capability and increase its leverage in future diplomacy. North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un observed Friday's launch of its Hwasong-17 missile and called it another "reliable and maximum-capacity” weapon to contain U.S. military threats. North Korea has argued its testing activities are a warning to the United States and South Korea over their series of military drills that the North believes were an invasion rehearsal. She said it's “most amazing and deplorable to me” as Guterres still blamed North Korea for a recent flare-up in tensions on the Korean Peninsula, not the United States.
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