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North Korea launched a pair of short-range ballistic missiles Friday in its second launch in a week and third launch in 2022, three governments confirmed.
One of the missiles landed near the east coast of Japan, the country’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Kishi told reporters that Japan would “consider all options, including the possession of so-called enemy base strike capabilities,” in response to the strike, Kyodo News reported.
The launches came from a site in North Pyongan Province, where North Korea operates several missile bases, according to the South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff. North Pyongan Province is located in the northwest portion of the country and shares a border with China.
U. S. Indo-Pacific Command announced Friday that it is “consulting closely with our allies and partners” on the launch, which it determined “does not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory, or to our allies.”... (Read more)