Trump, Abe Seek Solutions on North Korean missiles
31 July 2017 | 1:00 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke on Sunday to discuss the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea.
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North Korea's missile launch is the latest in a series of tests conducted in less than two weeks. It comes just days after the US imposed new sanctions on the nuclear-armed country.
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Military experts in South Korea are analyzing exactly what type of missiles were launched, but said they appeared to be cruise missiles. Pyongyang has increased weapons testing in the past few weeks.
Japan's government also reported the launch and condemned the tests as a threat to the region's peace and security. Nobuo Kishi, the Japanese defence minister, said the missiles appeared to have landed in the ocean near North Korea's east coast.
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Despite sanctions, North Korea has been steadily ramping up missile tests, firing a record number of weapons last month. North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast on Sunday, South Korean and Japanese officials said.
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