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    Japan Defense Chief, US Pacific Command Head to Discuss N Korean Missile Launch

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    Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada will hold a meeting with US Pacific Command Chief Adm. Harry Harris, during which the two officials will discuss North Korea's missile launch from this weekend, local media reported Monday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — The meeting is expected to take place in the Japanese Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday, the Kyodo news agency reported.

    Earlier on Monday, Pyongyang confirmed that it had successfully tested a ground-to-ground intermediate ballistic missile the previous day, according to South Korean media.

    North Korea has carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests in recent months, all of which are considered to be in violation of the UN Security Council resolution. Pyongyang's provocations are also seen as a threat by its neighbors, Japan and South Korea, and their allies.

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