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Biden, Kishida Condemn North Korean Missile Launch Over Japan

  • Missile landed in Pacific about 3,200 kilometers east of Japan
  • Appears to be intermediate-range ballistic missile, Seoul says
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North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan for First Time Since 2017
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President Joe Biden assured Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of the US’s “ironclad commitment” to defending its Pacific ally after North Korea fired a missile over Japan for the first time in five years.

The leaders in a call jointly condemned North Korea’s actions “in the strongest terms, recognizing the launch as a danger to the Japanese people, destabilizing to the region, and a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions,” the White House said in a statement Tuesday.