Japan defence minister calls North Korean projectile launch 'very regrettable' – Jiji

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FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya speaks on the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore, June 1, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya mentioned North Korea’s launch of a pair of projectiles on Thursday was “very regrettable”, Jiji information company reported.

A Japanese authorities supply informed Kyodo information the projecticles had been ballistic missiles which didn’t attain Japan’s unique financial zone and had no influence on Japan’s nationwide safety.

Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Michael Perry

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