Tillerson called the new missile launches, the DPRK provocation

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U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson called a provocation by the launch of three ballistic missiles by the DPRK, but said that the United States aimed at peaceful resolution of the conflict.

«We see it as an act of provocation against the U.S. and our allies. We will continue our campaign to bring pressure by peaceful means, as I described, working with allies, working with China to see if we can bring the regime in Pyongyang back to the negotiating table,» he said in an interview with Fox News channel.

On Saturday morning, North Korea conducted a launch of three ballistic missiles from the area of the village Citeren in Gangwon province. According to South Korean military reported, they flew about 250 kilometers. The U.S. military reported that one of them exploded shortly after launch, while the other two failed in flight. Japan’s government reported that missiles fell outside the exclusive economic zone of Japan and not pose a threat to its security. Later, North Korea announced a «competition» — the maneuvers of special units of the Korean people’s army in celebration of the «day of Songun», which is celebrated on 25 August.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula escalated after exchange of harsh words between the DPRK and the United States. North Korea has promised to release a ballistic missile to the area of GUAM, where the us air base Andersen naval base APRA Harbor. The President of the United States Donald trump promised that if the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN «do something with GUAM, North Korea will happen such an event, which no one has ever seen».

Last week, the leaders softened the tone of its statements. Kim Jong UN said he was willing some time to look at the behavior of the United States, trump endorsed these words. But on Monday, the U.S. and South Korea began a ten-day joint exercise «Ulchi — Freedom Guardian» that the DPRK is perceived as a rehearsal of armed conflict.

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