North Korea has made a habit of timing its tests to happen on or around major meetings, or weekends. In this case, it managed both. Americans are celebrating Independence Day, and later this week Germany will host the G-20 summit. Now North Korea is bound to be a big talking point around barbecues in North America and in diplomatic meetings in Hamburg. Pyongyang launched a missile in February while Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was visiting US president Donald Trump in Florida. It fired off another in April ahead of a meeting between Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. It also conducted one in May, just as China was hosting a summit for its “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative.

Before North Korea’s announcement, Trump reacted to the missile test on Twitter, suggesting the launch might prompt China to apply more pressure on Pyongyang over its weapons programs.

South Korea’s president called for further measures from the United Nations Security Council against Pyongyang.

Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, said today (link in Chinese) that Beijing opposes North Korea’s missile launches, and urges it to stop taking any action against the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Today’s test showed North Korea’s growing prowess with missile technology, and the country has already conducted a handful of nuclear tests. Whether it can combine the skills to field nuclear-tipped ICBMs remains to be seen.

Zheping Huang contributed reporting.

This post has been updated with reactions from the South Korean and Chinese governments. 

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