North Korea missile test 'grave threat' to 'entire world': Trump, Moon

'Both leaders underscored the grave threat that North Korea's latest provocation poses not only to the United States and the Republic of Korea, but to the entire world,' the White House said in an account of a crisis call between Trump and Moon. Photograph:( AFP )

AFP Washington, DC, United States Nov 29, 2017, 01.00 AM (IST)

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In warned Tuesday that Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile launch posed a "grave" global threat. 

"Both leaders underscored the grave threat that North Korea's latest provocation poses not only to the United States and the Republic of Korea, but to the entire world," the White House said in an account of a crisis call between Trump and Moon.

Trump also spoke Tuesday with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as the United States, Japan and South Korea requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to address Pyongyang's launch of what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile.