North Korea announced the success of the February 12 test of a ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, reports the BBC.
As previously reported, the rocket landed in the sea of Japan.
USA, Japan and South Korea demanded to convene a special meeting of the UN security Council to discuss the incident.
According to media reports, White house sources said that this launch was not a surprise: the administration trump expected from the DPRK of such provocations. It is reported that as a possible answer deals with the increasing pressure on China, which has at its disposal a leverage on North Korea, but is not doing enough in this direction.