North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles, Japan calls it 'extremely unsafe action'

Malaysia has ordered the North Korean envoy out of the country following the murder of Kim Jong-nam the half brother of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

During a joint meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump last month, Abe missiles-20170305-story.html">said: "North Korea's most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable".

President Donald Trump has noted that while Democrats are worrying about Russian Federation, the United States "greatest threat" is getting closer to nuclear power. "Having seen the brutality of North Korea from Kim Jong Nam, I'd say the consequences of the Kim Jong Un regime having nuclear weapons will be awful", he said, referring to the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother in Malaysia in February.

Here's what we know about Monday's launches.

Five extended-range SCUD missiles were involved in the launch, but one of them failed while the other four landed in the sea.

Chinese authorities have closed almost two dozen retail stores of South Korea's Lotte Group, which approved a land swap with the country's military last week to allow it to install the system.

The State Department has not confirmed this trip.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched on Wake Island during testing November 1, 2015.

South Korea, the USA and Japan all confirmed the terrifying deployment of missiles.

Meanwhile, North Korean authorities gathered more than 50,000 people together on Monday to make a show of support for the country's latest mobilisation campaign. The launch was condemned by the United Nations for violating resolutions that ban the use of missile technology. "It was the timing that was important, not the scientific novelty", he said, adding that the tests came as Washington and Seoul were conducting annual joint military exercises.

Earlier on Monday (6 March), the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations sent a letter to the security council complaining about the joint exercises between South Korea and the U.S. that have begun. The program did boast initial successes, with several of North Korea's rockets and missiles failing soon after launch. Malaysia has expelled the North Korean ambassador and has ordered its top diplomat in North Korea to return home.

According to the Japanese government's explanations, Abe stressed the importance of the deterrence concerning North Korea.

Tongchang-ri is near the North's border with China, where the isolated state fired a long-range rocket past year that put an object into orbit.

"Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday's launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision past year to deploy THAAD to South Korea", said Adm. Harry Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Command. South Korea's military reported the missiles hit the waters off the North's east coast.

Abe also commented to reporters that being able to have the conversation all but immediately after the launch was "testament to the fact that Japan and the USA stood side by side". Their flight path suggests that they were not long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), however.

In a letter sent to President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson, Democratic Senators Edward Markey and Al Franken argued "only a comprehensive approach that couples pressure with active diplomatic engagement" will achieve the goal of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.



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