"Prepare for new tests", Kim Jong-un ordered North Korean scientists and developers in the missile industry of the hermit kingdom after the launch of the Hwangson-12 medium-range ballistic missile held on May 14.
"I would like to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear states, including through the Korean Peninsula", Putin told reporters.
"The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating".
But in comments that appeared aimed at the U.S., he said that "intimidating (North Korea) is unacceptable".
North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches "any time, any place", defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States. But if it was sacked at a standard trajectory, it would have a range of at least 4,000 km (2,500 miles), experts said.
The White House said yesterday that the missile came down "so close to Russian soil... the president (Donald Trump) can not imagine that Russia is pleased". Klingner also noted the missile landed very near Russian Federation and said that the display of disrespect might have been meant to include President Vladimir Putin as well.
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Following that launch, Washington began talks with North Korean ally China on possible new United Nations sanctions.
A press statement issued by the council late Monday expresses "utmost concern" at what it calls North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior" and demands that Pyongyang conduct no further nuclear or ballistic missile tests.
The senator called for actions to curb the North's threats.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation on Sunday in a launch the United States called a message to South Korea days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. Each new nuclear and longer-range missile test is part of the North's attempt to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.
KCNA said the test "proved to the full" the missile's capabilities, including guidance and stabilisation systems, its engine performance in flight, and "the homing feature of the warhead under the worst re-entry situation and accurate performance of detonation system".
The test also immediately closed the space for maneuvering for US -allied South Korea's new president, who favors engaging North Korea.
The reported details were largely consistent with South Korean and Japanese assessments that it flew further and higher than an intermediate range missile (IRBM) tested in February from the same region, northwest of Pyongyang.
The White House also suggested that Russian Federation should be concerned.
The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, is a direct challenge to the new South Korean President and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.
Beijing is wary of piling on economic pressure that could cause North Korea's collapse, and it wasn't clear Monday if it would support new sanctions.
While Trump has said he would be "honored" to talk with leader Kim Jong Un under favorable conditions, his administration Sunday seemed to throw cold water on the idea of talks with North Korea.
The KN-17 missile launched by North Korea this weekend is considered to be a single stage medium-range missile powered by liquid fuel. It also vowed to fully implement the six sanctions resolutions previously adopted and urged all U.N. member nations to implement the measures "in an expeditious and serious manner".
The Russian president said there was such a positive experience of dialogue with the DPRK when North Korea announced the termination of its program, "but unfortunately, all the negotiators did not have enough patience".
The Trump administration declared early on that the waiting was over, and followed through by deploying a USA strike group, led by the aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, to the waters off the Korean Peninsula.