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70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

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Picture released from North Korea\'s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday shows rocket launchers firing during a drill by units of the Korean People\'s Army .

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AFP, United Nations :
Seventy countries urged North Korea on Friday to scrap its nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and related programs, decrying the "undiminished threat" posed to world peace.
Signatories included the United States and South Korea, as well as nations in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Russia and China, supporters of Pyongyang, did not sign the document drafted by France.
With two missile launches in a week, Pyongyang is walking a fine line between increasing pressure on the US and not derailing nuclear negotiations - all while giving itself room to escalate, analysts say.
According to a diplomatic source, about 15 countries asked to sign on to the request for North Korean disarmament after the new missile firings.
The signatories "strongly deplore the grave and undiminished threat to regional and international peace and security posed by the ongoing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programmes that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has developed," the text said.
"We encourage the DPRK to avoid any provocation," it added. "We also call for the DPRK to continue discussions with the United States on denuclearization."
Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles Thursday following an earlier drill on Saturday. The North had not launched any since November 2017, shortly before leader Kim Jong Un embarked on diplomatic overtures.
Kim declared an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles during rapid rapprochement last year
We encourage the DPRK to avoid any provocation," it added. "We also call for the DPRK to continue discussions with the United States on denuclearization." Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles Thursday following an earlier drill on Saturday. The North had not launched any since November 2017, shortly before leader Kim Jong Un embarked on diplomatic overtures. Kim declared an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles during rapid rapprochement last year.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not consider North Korea's recent launch of short-range ballistic missiles "a breach of trust."
In an interview with Politico, Trump downplayed the missile tests by North Korea, calling them "very standard stuff."
"They're short-range and I don't consider that a breach of trust at all. And, you know, at some point I may. But at this point no," Trump told Politico.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday, its second such test in less than a week.
Trump said he might eventually lose faith in his friendly relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which he has previously described as "very strong."
"I mean it's possible that at some point I will, but right now not at all," Trump said.
On Thursday, Trump appeared to hold the door open for more talks with North Korea.
"The relationship continues ... I know they want to negotiate, they're talking about negotiating. But I don't think they're ready to negotiate," he told reporters.
The Pentagon said Thursday's launches consisted of multiple ballistic missiles that flew in excess of 300 km (185 miles) and landed in the ocean.

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