Reuters: Latest North Korea missile launch lands near Japan waters, alarms Tokyo
North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
The main body of the missile landed in Japan's economic exclusion zone, a Japanese defense official said, escalating regional tensions that were already high after a series of missile launches and the decision by the United States to place a sophisticated anti-missile system in South Korea.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the launch as a "grave threat" to Japan and said Tokyo "strongly protested".
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WNU Editor: China is blaming the deployment of THAAD missile defence systems for this missile launch/test .... DPRK's new missile launch highlights THAAD's damage to regional stability (Xinhua Writer Wang Haiqing)
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