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blasting from the United Nations Security Council but no new sanctions on North Korea. UN delegates slamming Pyongyang's latest missile launch at an emergency meeting Tuesday night. But although they agreed the rocket flying over Japan was an outrage, further punishment isn't on the table for now.
Some diplomats say that could be down to the veto powers of Russia and China. As Reuters Seoul Bureau Chief Kim reports.>> Both China and Russia do not approve North Korea's weapons program and they are very unhappy that North Korea kept pursuing their weapons programs ignoring international calls.
But they still believe dialog should be the solution not the sanctions and pressure that the United States and Japan have insisted on. And also those countries believe that US is to blame for escalating the tensions by only insisting on the sanctions and pressure and not pursuing dialog.>> Meanwhile, analysts are scratching their heads over the missile's shorter than usual range.
Some say, there would have been little to learn from a rocket that only travelled 1,600 miles, there's speculation that the engine may have been cut intentionally or there was a mechanical problem. There's also been a lot of discussion over the location the missile was fired from.>> It was the first time the North Korea tested the missile from Pyongyang, over the past year North Korea has been dramatically diversifying its missile testing location.
Because the leader was keen to show that he can launch missiles from any place and anywhere. If the international community can not exactly predict where the next missile testing will be and it will be a lot more harder or a lot more harder for them to defend against possible attacks.
>> Experts say, a rocket flight path over Japan shows the North was confident in its ability, others say it was simply an act of stubborn defiance from the supreme leader who is now demanding more military exercises targeting the Pacific.