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  • North Korea’s missile test on Friday have could hit New York, experts warn 
  • Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe agree to take action against North Korea
  • Washington is “done talking about North Korea”, according to US ambassador to the UN
  • America sent supersonic bombers over North Korea on Sunday 

Here are live updates and breaking news on North Korea and the USA. (All times BST)

Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe vow to take ‘all necessary measures’

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump agreed the need for more action against North Korea in the wake of the latest missile test. 

Mr Abe told reporters that repeated efforts by the international community to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue had yet to deter Pyongyang.

“International society, including Russia and China, need to take this seriously and increase pressure,” he said.

Mr Abe added that he backed Mr Trump’s “commitment to taking all necessary measures to protect allies”.

Washington is “done talking about North Korea”

Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, warned the US is “done talking about North Korea” and China must decide if it is willing to impose stronger UN sanctions on North Korea.

She said any new UN Security Council resolution “that does not significantly increase the international pressure on North Korea is of no value”, adding that Japan and South Korea also needed to do more.

China rejects Donald Trump’s criticism on North Korea 

There is no link between North Korea’s nuclear programme and China-US trade, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, after Donald Trump said China had done nothing for the US on North Korea.

On Saturday Mr Trump tweeted: “I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. 

“We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!” 

Asked about his tweets, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming said: “We think the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are issues that are in two completely different domains. 

“They aren’t related. They should not be discussed together.”

He added: “China will continue to work together with the international community to promote the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, and China is also willing to work with the US side for more balanced development of the bilateral trade relationship.” 

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