July 24, 2019 / 11:58 PM / a month ago

Japan defence minister calls North Korean projectile launch 'very regrettable' - Jiji

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said North Korea’s launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was “very regrettable”, Jiji news agency reported.

A Japanese government source told Kyodo news the projectiles were ballistic missiles which did not reach Japan’s exclusive economic zone and had no impact on Japan’s national security.

Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Michael Perry

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