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Japan accuses North Korean missiles of flying over Japanese territory

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The missile launched by North Korea today in its latest weapons test flew over the Japanese archipelago, As announced by Japanese authorities, they issued an alert in the area because of the projectile’s trajectory.

South Korea’s military said the missile was launched toward the Sea of ​​Japan at 7:23 a.m. local time (7:23 p.m. in Chile) on Tuesday, but the Japanese government said it landed at an unspecified point in the sea. , after issuing emergency alerts in Hokkaido and Aomori prefectures, the northernmost prefectures of the archipelago.

“North Korea launched a missile towards the east today. This ballistic missile passed through the Tohoku region (northern Japan) and is believed to have fallen into the waters outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone around 7:44 am. (19:44 on Monday in Chile), Japan’s executive spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said at a press conference.

The spokesman also pointed out that there was no evidence of damage to aircraft or boats from the missile’s impact.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), as part of which it In the statement, an “intermediate-range ballistic missile” was launched from Cijiang Province, which is located in the north of the neighboring country and borders China.

This is the first time Japan has activated a civilian missile trajectory warning system since another North Korean projectile flew over Hokkaido on September 15, 2017.

The new launch by North Korea comes after Tokyo, Washington and Seoul held joint exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan last week to counter North Korea’s weapons development of SLBMs (water-launched ballistic missiles). Reagan participates.

North Korea has launched four more missiles since Sept. 25, all using short-range ballistic projectiles, and today’s test was the longest-range of the latest series of tests. became.

Source: Biobiochile

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