|North Korea's Hwasong-14 Ballistic Missile|
SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development poses a "new-phase" security threat.
In a trilateral video conference of defense officials, they reaffirmed a united resolve to apply "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang in a bid to stop its provocations and resume denuclearization talks.
The working-level consultation came four days after the nuclear-armed North test-fired a Hwasong-14 ICBM, the second in a month.
The three sides "strongly condemned the North Korean launch of the ICBM-class missile as a clear and flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions," according to Seoul's defense ministry.
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