Japan's Abe says no threat to security from North Korea projectile launch

16 August 2019
2019-08-16 13:33

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters on Friday that the two projectiles North Korea fired earlier that morning do not affect Japan's security. North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over. Japan's defense ministry said it did not see any imminent threat to the country's security and it had not confirmed any ballistic missile flight to Japan's territory or its exclusive economic zone.

Abe added that Japan will continue to cooperate with the United States under a high-alert system to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens.

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