North Korea Fires Projectiles into Sea of Japan

Politics

Seoul, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired projectiles into the Sea of Japan twice early Saturday morning, following its launches of two projectiles into the sea only on Tuesday, South Korea's military said.

The Japanese Defense Ministry said that no ballistic missiles have reached the country's territory or its exclusive economic zone. The ministry does not see any imminent threat to the country's security, it said.

The latest projectile launches came from an area around the eastern city of Hamhung, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Japanese State Defense Minister Kenji Harada said whether the projectiles were short-range ballistic missiles have yet to be confirmed.

"North Korea's nuclear and missile development poses a serious threat to the international community," Harada said.

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