Intimidation of North Korea must stop: putin

Vastavam web: Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that North Korea’s latest missile test was “dangerous”, but he warned that Pyongyang was being intimidated and called for a peaceful solution to regional tensions.”We are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers,” Putin told reporters after an international forum in Beijing.”We consider (the missile test) counter-productive, harmful and dangerous,” Putin said.North Korea celebrated Sunday’s launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a “heavy nuclear warhead”.The missile was launched on an unusually high trajectory, with KCNA saying it flew to an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres and travelled 787 kilometres before coming down in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).That suggests a range of 4,500 kilometres or more if flown for maximum distance, analysts said.