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North Korea fires more missiles

  • January 27, 2022
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All TV networks reported on the South Korean Defense Ministry announcement earlier today that North Korea fired into the Sea of Japan what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles at about 8 a.m., saying that this was the sixth provocation of its kind this month alone. The two projectiles reportedly flew about 190 kilometers before falling into the ocean. The networks said the Kim regime is upping the ante against the United States following the Workers’ Party decision earlier this month to end a moratorium on nuclear and ICBM tests to prepare for a “long-running confrontation with American imperialism.” The projectiles apparently splashed down outside Japan’s EEZ, and the Japanese government has confirmed that there was no damage to Japanese airplanes or ships.

Prime Minister Kishida commented on the latest provocation by telling the press this morning: “This is the sixth launch of its kind. As it involved ballistic missiles, it contravenes the UN Security Council resolutions. We have filed a protest. It is extremely regrettable.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said: “For the security of Japan and the region, North Korea’s recent accelerated development of nuclear- and missile-related technology cannot be overlooked. The repeated launches pose a serious threat to Japan and the international community. We will continue to coordinate with the United States, South Korea, and others to defend the people’s lives and property.”

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