Japan urged China to play a greater role in curbing the DPRK

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in fotobounce Tokyo. Archival photoJapan urged China to play a greater role in curbing the DPRK© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Secretary of the National security Council of Japan, Shotaro Yachi called on China to play a more significant role in deterring nuclear and missile development programs of North Korea, reports Reuters, citing the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan.

Yachi said in charge of international questions to a member of the state Council of China Yan Jiechi that the actions of the DPRK has reached a new level of provocation.

«Japan and China need to work together to strongly urge the DPRK to avoid further provocative actions and follow such things as the UN resolutions,» said Yati.

Earlier, North Korea announced that it conducted a successful launch of a ballistic missile that was aimed at testing the system precision guidance.

It was reported that North Korea carried out another missile launch 05.40 Monday (23.40 GMT Sunday) from the East coast of the country from the area of the Wonsan city. The rocket flew 6 minutes, breaking 450 kilometers. The joint chiefs of staff of South Korea classifies the North Korean rocket as medium or short range type «Scud». The rocket fell in the exclusive economic zone of Japan, 500 km from the island of Sado in Niigata Prefecture and 300 miles from the Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture, the damage to Japanese sea and air vessels are not fixed.