Moon says now isn't the time for negotiations.

The leaders of South Korea and Japan agreed Tuesday on the need for more sanctions and pressure on North Korea, saying now is not the time for dialogue with the recalcitrant state, according to the South's presidential office.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe reached the conclusion during a 20-minute phone conversation one day after the North's new ballistic missile test, Moon's spokesman Park Soo-hyun said. "I agree with the prime minister's words that now is not time for dialogue with North Korea, but a time to heighten sanctions and pressure," Park quoted Moon as saying.

On Monday, North Korea launched a Scud-type short-range missile from its east coast. The South Korean and U.S. militaries said it flew around 450 kilometers.

Moon, Abe agree on need for more sanctions on N. Korea