Kerry warns N. Korea not to go ahead with missile test

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned North Korea, which is reportedly poised to test-launch a medium-range missile, against going ahead with the test, calling such a move "unnecessary, unfortunate and unwanted."

In a joint news conference after talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se, Kerry also said, "We are all united in the fact that North Korea will not be accepted as a nuclear power."

Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, Kerry arrived in Seoul earlier Friday on a two-day visit after attending a meeting with his Group of Eight counterparts in London.

Philippines News agency