seoul - North Korea has fired Monday three ballistic missiles, which fell into the sea after a flight of about 1,000 kilometers east of the country, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry. The launch followed a few hours after the South Korean President Park Geun-hye had spoken to an economic summit in Huangzhou with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
North Korea conducts missile tests for months, despite Security Council resolutions of the United Nations that prohibit. President Park told Xi that the missile tests and a fourth atomic test by North Korea endanger regional security and put the tires of South Korea with China under pressure. China is to bring the main ally of North Korea, but Beijing can not the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to repentance.
Xi held Park for that placing a modern American missile defense system in her country also,, can not contribute to strengthening strategic stability in the region and conflicts '', reported the Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Xi said China will make continued commitment to eliminate nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula through negotiations.
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Visitors walk past replicas of North Korean Scud-B missiles. (L) and South Korean Nike missile (R) in the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.