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North Korea fires another ballistic missile

North Korea launched another ballistic missile May 29, defying threats of further sanctionsfurther sanctions being considered by the U.S., China, South Korea and Japan.

The short-range ballistic missile, which was said to be a Scud variant, flew 450 kilometers and landed in the sea off North Korea's east coast, Reuters reported, citing South Korean military officials.

This was the third missile test by Pyongyang since South Korea’s newly elected president, Moon Jae-in, took office in early May. The South Korean president, who has said he was open for dialogue with Pyongyang, immediately called a meeting following the missile launch.

The U.S. had earlier sought cooperation with China, South Korea and Japan in imposing a new set of sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang successfully tested a "medium long-range" ballistic missile on May 14.