September 15, 2017 / 12:18 PM / in 9 months

Putin discusses North Korean missile test with his security council: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has discussed North Korea’s latest missile launch with Russia’s security council, Russian news agencies reported on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

“Participants exchanged their views about the situation on the Korean Peninsula with regard to the new missile launch,” agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

Pyongyang fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, deepening tension after its recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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