(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) North Korea launched what is presumed to be a ballistic missile
on Sunday, Japanese coast guards said, trend reports citing
Vessels in the region were advised to stay away from potential
debris and immediately contact the authorities if they come across
any of them.
Later in the day, the government of Japan expressed its protest
in connection with the launch.
'Such actions by North Korea threaten the peace and security of
Japan and the entire international community. They are absolutely
unacceptable,' Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense
Toshiro Ino said. 'In this regard, we expressed protest via the
embassy in Beijing.'
The official said the missile covered the distance of around 800
kilometers, reaching the maximum altitude of 50 kilometers, and
fell outside Japan's exclusive economic zone. 'There is a
possibility that the missile changed the flight trajectory as it
flew,' he added.
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