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Monday, June 30, 2014, 11:38
DPRK missile launch violates UN resolution: Japan
By Reuters

 DPRK missile launch violates UN resolution: Japan
People watch a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by the DPRK, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, June 29, 2014. (Photo / AP)

TOKYO - Japan's top government spokesman said on Monday the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) missile launch the previous day violated a United Nations resolution and that Tokyo would respond in cooperation with other nations, such as the United States and the Republic of Korea.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga also told a news conference Japan and North Korea would hold talks in Beijing from Tuesday as scheduled.

The DPRK agreed last month to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. In return, Japan will ease some economic sanctions when the probe starts and consider humanitarian aid later.

The DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea east of its coast on Sunday, ROK's military said, defying a UN ban on the isolated DPRK testing such weapons.

 
 
 
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