North Korea fires balistic missile from submarine
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The missile was fired from a submarine off North Korea's east coast near, officials said, and was reportedly North Korea's first successful launch after missiles only traveled a small distance in previous tests. The South Korean military accused the North Korean government of using the test to increase military tension during the annual South Korean–US joint military drills, which involve 80,000 South Korean and US troops. North Korea has threatened a preemptive strike saying the drills were practice for an invasion.
This came on the same day as a meeting between the leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea where, according to Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, they "urge[d] North Korea to exercise self-restraint regarding its provocative action, and to observe the 's resolutions". Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the test's intrusion into Japan's air defense identification zone "a grave threat to our country’s security."
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