The US and its allies denounce North Korea's latest missile test at the UN.

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The US and its allies denounce North Korea's latest missile test at the UN.

Today, the United States and its allies recalled these types of tests violate Security Council resolutions and urged North Korea to bet "on dialogue and peace" instead of on its "illegal and threatening weapons program."

The United States and several of its allies denounced North Korea's latest military test at the UN on Monday. It tested a hypersonic missile and urged Pyongyang to abandon this path and opt for dialogue.

"This launch is the latest in a series of ballistic missile tests and shows North Korea's determination to expand its illegal armed capabilities, " said US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, flanked by her colleagues from France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Albania, and Japan.

In a joint statement that Thomas - Greenfield read before journalists, these countries warned that these North Korean actions increase the risk of escalating tension and pose "a significant threat to regional stability."

The US, along with most of the European countries of the Security Council and Japan, launched the message on the occasion of a closed-door meeting of the highest decision-making body of the UN to discuss the latest test of North Korea. The test, which took place on January 5, is Pyongyang's second with a hypersonic missile. According to the state news agency KCNA, it was successful after the projectile accurately hit a target set 700 kilometers away. Distance.

Pyongyang has resumed its missile tests while keeping silent on proposals to rekindle the denuclearization dialogue with Washington and a neutral stance on the conciliatory gestures displayed by Seoul.

Hypersonic missiles are designed to travel more than five times the speed of sound, making them difficult to track and intercept by current anti-missile systems. They have raised concerns for the region's security should North Korea perfect such abilities.

Pyongyang has resumed its missile tests while keeping silent on proposals to rekindle the denuclearization dialogue with Washington and a neutral stance on the conciliatory gestures displayed by Seoul.

Today, the United States and its allies recalled these types of tests violate Security Council resolutions and urged North Korea to bet "on dialogue and peace" instead of on its "illegal and threatening weapons program."