A man walks past replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (L) at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on May 29, 2017. / AFP / JUNG Yeon-Je
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North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone -- the latest in a series of provocative launches that have heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.It was the North's third ballistic missile test in as many weeks and the 12th this year -- carried out in defiance of UN sanctions warnings and U.S. threats of possible military action.The North has been stepping up efforts towards its ultimate goal -- developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental U.S.Despite Trump's strident warnings, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in an interview which aired Sunday before the launch that a war with North Korea would be "catastrophic".The South condemned the missile test as a "grave threat" and a challenge to Moon, who advocates dialogue with the North in a break from his conservative predecessors.The U.S. has said it is willing to enter into talks with North Korea, but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests.
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