Tokyo, July 31: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed there were no impacts over his nation’s national security following the latest threat by North Korea firing “unidentified projectiles” off the East Coast on Wednesday morning, adding Tokyo was holding contacts with its allies on the situations in the region, according to Reuters.
Addressing reporters in Tokyo, Abe said, “We will continue to closely cooperate with the United States and others.”
According to ANI news reports, the missiles were fired from the South Hamgyong Province situated off the east coast of the nation.
The United States was “aware” of reports of the latest “unidentified projectiles” launch on Wednesday morning by North Korea, US department of state said it will continue to further monitor the condition.
A spokesperson for the US state department told South Korean state-run Yonhap news agency, while speaking on a condition of anonymity: “We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea and we will continue to monitor the situation.”
The recent launches have come six days after North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea. United States President Donald Trump has downplayed the incident, arguing the nation tested a “smaller missiles” – something that the various number of nations do.
The development has come some less than a month after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Trump has held a surprise meeting at the DPRK and further agreed to sit for another summit to work out denuclearization negotiations.
Meanwhile, the National Security Council were undergoing an emergency meeting in Seoul at the South Korean presidential premise in order to discuss the recent launch of missiles by North Korea, as well as, the current situation in the strategic Korean peninsula.
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