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Japan says strongly protested North Korea missile launch
July 4, 2017 / 2:04 AM / 5 months ago

Japan says strongly protested North Korea missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has protested sternly to North Korea after the reclusive state on Tuesday launched a ballistic missile, which flew about 40 minutes before likely splashing into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Japan’s top government spokesman said.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference after the launch of a North Korean missile at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

“This launch of a ballistic missile ... is a clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. North Korea’s repeated provocations like this are absolutely unacceptable,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

“We lodged a strong protest and condemned it.”

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Lincoln Feast

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