UN Security Council vows new sanctions on North Korea

South Korea said its military fired an unspecified number of warning shots on Tuesday after detecting an object flying across the border.

The identity of the object remained unclear, the military said, but Yonhap news agency said it was possibly a drone, more than 90 shots were fired in return and it disappeared from radar screens.

That came a week after North Korea tested what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.

Seoul's unification ministry was reviewing the resumption of civilian exchanges with Pyongyang, which had been suspended under the previous government following North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016. But he said the US was in the early stages of applying economic and diplomatic pressure, and that perhaps North Korea was "acting out now in response to some of this pressure that I believe they're beginning to feel".

US and South Korean officials and experts believe the North is several years away from having such a capability.

This is the first time the Kim Jong-un regime has revealed images from a missile-mounted camera and the move is being interpreted as Pyongyang's attempt to demonstrate its mastery over the missile atmospheric re-entry technology.

The missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, a land-based version of Pyongyang's submarine-launched weapon, using solid-fuel that allows for immediate firing, KCNA said.

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They repeatedly declined to offer an estimate, saying that doing so would reveal US knowledge about North Korea's capabilities, but Stewart warned the panel the risk was growing.

"We hope South Korea can. quickly pull out the thorn stuck in the throat of bilateral relations", Wang said.

The General Staff of the Korean People's Army said that the South fired more than 450 shots at "a flock of birds into the North Korean side, sparking another armed provocation across the border". Local media said it may have been a North Korean drone.

The US has for weeks been negotiating a new Security Council sanctions resolution with China, but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that no final draft had been clinched.

France's UN Ambassador Francois Delattre confirmed the council would hold an emergency closed-door meeting on Tuesday to discuss new sanctions.

The United Nations Security Council condemned the launch on Monday and accused North Korea of "highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance", according to Reuters.