Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch is a dangerous provocation.

He was talking to newsmen in Tokyo after his telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump.

He said Trump told him that all options were on the table regarding how to handle North Korea.

Abe said that he is watching to see how China would respond to Pyongyang after President Xi Jinping's meeting Trump.

Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast yesterday, a day before the Trump-Xi summit.

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