After warning US of 'fierce measures', North Korea fires a new missile

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile and warned again about “fiercer military responses” to US efforts to bolster its presence in the region, saying Washington is making a "gamble it will regret."

North Korea has made a record number of such tests this yearand has also fired hundreds of artillery shells into the sea recently, while South Korea and the United States held military exercisessome of which included Japan.

The South Korean Army said the ballistic missile was launched from the city of Wonsanon the east coast of North Korea, at 0248 GMT, and traveled 240 kilometers at an altitude of 47 kilometers and a speed of Mach 4.

The latest launch came less than two hours after North Korea's foreign minister, Choe Son Huiattacked the trilateral summit held on Sunday by United States, South Korea and Japanin which the leaders criticized Pyongyang's tests and promised greater security cooperation.

In the talks, the US president, Joe Bidenreaffirmed the commitment to strengthen extended deterrence and defend the two Asian allies with a “full range of capabilities”, including nuclear weapons.

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