North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un said this test showed that North Korea had become a full nuclear power.
The Russian politician also said if the United States and South Korea did not "aggravate" the situation, North Korea would not have needed to test-launch the Hwasong-15.
"The Russian delegation delivered its position of condemning the missile launch, but the North Korean representatives refuted the statement, and said the measures were necessary to respond to US threats", Chepa said, adding North Korea is conducting tests to "achieve a balance of power" with its rivals.
"I think the Chinese are doing a lot".
"Now we're extremely restricted by the types of trade we can do with North Korea". US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley also sent a direct threat to Pyongyang, saying that "the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed" if the two countries go to war.
In sharp contrast, however, comments in China's state media about the latest test and sanctions were more direct, with some even putting the blame for the launch on the United States.
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Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from having the capability to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile, using military force if necessary.
Earlier this week, North Korea carried out its first missile test in two months, firing an ICBM that allegedly can reach the U.S. mainland.
Mr Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from having that capability - using military force if necessary.
Mr Xi said China would like to keep up communications with the U.S. and all other related parties and "jointly push the nuclear issue toward the direction of peaceful settlement via dialogues and negotiations", according to Xinhua.
"Preventive war is plainly illegal under the U.N. Charter, which permits military action as a matter of self-defense only in response to an actual armed attack".
"The problem is that January isn't that far away so it doesn't give the North Korean partners much time to sell off their portion of the company", said Cheng Xiaohe, a North Korea specialist at Beijing's Renmin University.
A woman who answered the phone at the North Korean consulate in Shenyang said she didn't know what would happen to North Korean businesses and joint ventures in China once United Nations sanctions kicked in.