In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, a South Korean navy ship fires a missile during a drill in South Korea's East Sea, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)
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U.S. President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to confront North Korea "very strongly" following its latest missile test and urged nations to show Pyongyang that there would be consequences for its weapons program.The issue presents Trump, who took office in January, with perhaps his biggest foreign policy challenge.It has put pressure on his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom Trump had pressed without success to rein in Pyongyang.The United States said Wednesday that it was ready to use force if necessary to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program. But China Thursday called for restraint and made clear it did not want to be targeted by U.S. sanctions.
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