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North Korea launches missiles into Sea of Japan

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They believe it was a form of protest to the meeting of the leaders of Japan, the U.S. and South Korea. Obama, Abe and Park are against North Korea has nuclear weapons

According to the Ministry of Defense of South Korea two ballistic missiles that North Korea launched the Sea of ​​Japan, one at 2:35 am and the other seven minutes later, it was considered a form of protest to the meeting the leaders of Japan, the U.S. and South Korea. The leaders are against North Korea has nuclear weapons.

The launch site, perhaps from a mobile platform, is around the town of Sukchon, about 40 miles north of Pyongyang and would travel around 650 kilometers. It is estimated that reached an altitude of 160 kilometers and a top speed would exceed the Mach 7. The missiles would be the Rodong type and a medium range of up to 1,300 kilometers. In a subsequent trilateral meeting at the G7 summit, Japan and the United States got the goal to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea.

The president Park Geun-hye met in Holland with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama. It was the first personal meeting between the presidents of South Korea and Japan since both assumed their positions more than a year ago. But Seoul seems to be waiting for that Tokyo take a step forward to resolve the differences in historical issues before take action to improve their relationship. Park said it is important that the three leaders discussed about the North Korean nuclear issue. Shortly after the news of the launch of North Korean missiles are met.

traslation: Belén Zapata