WASHINGTON (AFP) – 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Sunday that the United States was still in the “early stages” of applying pressure on Pyongyang, after yet another North Korean missile test in defiance of international sanctions.

The test of what the US military described as a medium-range missile fired from Pukchang, North Korea was the second this week, and the 10th this year.

The drumbeat of missile tests and persistent fears North Korea may conduct a sixth nuclear test has sent tensions soaring on the Korean peninsula.