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North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retailiation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.
Seoul said four missiles were fired from North Pyongan province into the East Sea on Monday and that South Korea and the US were "closely analysing" tracking data for further details.
Seoul and Washington began annual joint military exercises last week - something Seoul has long condemned as a deliberate provocation.
Responding to the missile tests, South Korea's National Security Council convened an emergency meeting at 9 a.m.
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
200 miles.....that's too dang close.....what a world....
South Korea's military initially told the Yonhap news agency that at least one of the missiles "could" have been an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Wookiep
I don't remember every single missile test, but I don't recall them hitting an area this close to Japan before. That's got to be close enough that more than a few people in the Japanese MoD are going to be really nervous and start looking at their options.
originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: carewemust
Japan has us anti ballistic missile systems.. at least Patriot missiles in any case ..
I was hoping to be stationed there haha..