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Japan protests North Korea over missile launch

Japan protests North Korea over missile launch

Japan protested to the DPRK in connection with the missile launches that took place this morning, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said.

The protest was transmitted through diplomatic channels through the embassy in Beijing.

Missile launches immediately after the end of the summit by Japan, the US, Australia and India “are an outright provocation and are categorically unacceptable,” the minister said.

On the morning of May 25, the DPRK launched three ballistic missiles towards the Sea of ​​Japan from the Sunan region in Pyongyang, they took place at approximately 6.00, 6.37 and 6.42 local time (0.00, 0.37 and 0.42 Moscow time). This is the DPRK’s 17th missile test since the beginning of the year, including launches of ICBMs, submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), space satellite systems and a new tactical nuclear weapon system.

The Ministry of Defense of Japan presented data on the first two missiles: the flight altitude of the first was 550 kilometers, the flight range is 300 kilometers. The flight altitude of the second missile was 50 kilometers, the range along the modified trajectory was 750 kilometers. Both missiles landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Data on the third missile is being specified.

By this time, no damage from North Korean missile launches in Japan has been recorded.