US and China Don't Know How to Deal With North Korea ICBM Threat

After North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) successfully, the United States and China aren't sure how to deal with the rogue state.

China and Russia both called for concessions on both sides but the US hasn't began talks, instead choosing to engage in a renewed military show of force with our South Korean ally.

State media in Pyongyang say North Korea now has the means to strike America with a nuclear warhead.

Military experts say their threats shouldn't be taken at face value, but if the ICBM been fired at a normal trajectory instead of high altitude, it would have hit in the range of Alaska.

At a press conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping wanted "peace and stability" in Korea.

"It is very important to push forward our joint initiative on settling the Korean problem with a view of immediately freezing the ballistic missile strikes and also dealing with the US deployment of weapons in South Korea."

The United States and South Korea hold military drills annually in March and April, usually causing North Korea to respond with missile launches.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says the drills held this week were meant to display each countries' missile strength.

Before the drills began, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the North Korean ICBM test as a "new escalation," saying "global action" would be needed to stop them.

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