Japanese Defense Minister Warns About New Missile Launches By North Korea - Reports
Umer Jamshaid 4 months ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 09:08 PM
Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya stressed the need to strengthen surveillance efforts due to the possibility that North Korea could fire more missiles following its previous launches in recent weeks, local media reported on Thursday
The minister stated that the launches were made to protest the ongoing US-South Korea military exercises, which will end next week, according to the NHK broadcaster.
Since late July, Pyongyang has carried out a number of tests of what appear to be short-range ballistic missiles. US President Donald Trump played down the tests, saying that these missiles only reach short distances and are "very standard," and that "a lot of other countries test that kind of missile also."