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North Korea fired third missile, it is third test in three weeks

north korea conducted third missile test

north korea conducted third missile test

The Scud flew about 450km before landing in Japanese waters, prompting Japan to lodge a protest.

Pyongyang has repeatedly defied a UN resolution banning all nuclear and missile activity, and has ramped up the pace of its tests in recent months. Seoul and Tokyo both condemned the launch. Japan's leader said Pyongyang's provocations would not be tolerated. "As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. "Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea." In South Korea, President Moon Jae-in, who took office earlier this month, summoned the national security council to discuss the launch. The US Pacific Command said the missile was launched from Wonsan in North Korea and flew for about six minutes before landing. Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the missile landed in an area between Japan's Sado and Oki islands, in the country's exclusive economic zone.

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