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North Korea launches four ballistic missiles into sea


The missiles are said to have launched from the Tongchang-ri region near the North’s border with China, flying about 620 miles
North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles, three of which have landed as close as 190 miles to the Japanese coast, the latest in a series of provocative tests by the reclusive state.
“Multiple ballistic missiles” were launched from the Tongchang-ri region near the North’s border with China and flew about 620 miles (1,000 km), South Korean military officials said. Quoted from (Independent).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the latest firing shows that North Korea has become “a new kind of threat”
“South Korea and the United States are conducting a close-up analysis, regarding further information,” South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The US military did not immediately comment
South Korea’s acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn said Seoul should swiftly complete the deployment of a US anti-missile defence system the launch.
“We should quickly finish the deployment of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) and acquire a defence system against North Korea’s nuclear missiles,” said Hwang in opening remarks while presiding over a National Security Council meeting after the North’s latest provocation.
Japanese officials described the launches as a grave threat and said they lodged “strong protests” with nuclear-armed North Korea.
“The launches are clearly in violation of Security Council resolutions. It is an extremely dangerous action,” Mr Abe said in parliament.

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