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    North Korea Fires Missile as US, South Korea Prepare for Drills

    North Korea Fires Missile as US, South Korea Prepare for Drills

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's said North Korea on Saturday fired one suspected long-range missile from its capital toward the sea, a day after it threatened to take strong measures against South Korea and the U.S. over their military exercises.

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the ballistic missile was fired at around 5:22 p.m. from an area in Sunan, the site of Pyongyang's international airport, where the North has conducted most of its intercontinental ballistic missile tests in recent years. The South Korean military didn't immediately say where the weapon landed.

    North Korea's Foreign Ministry on Friday threatened with “unprecedently” strong action against its rivals, after South Korea announced a series of planned military exercises with the United States aimed at sharpening their response to the North's growing threats.

    Toshiro Ino, 's vice minister for defense, said the missile was expected have landed in waters within Japan's exclusive economic zone, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Oshima island. Oshima lies off the western coast of the northernmost main island of Hokkaido.

    The office of South Korean President Yun Suk Yeol said his national security director, Kim Sung-han, was presiding over an emergency security meeting to discuss the launch. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tokyo was closely communicating with and Seoul…

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