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North Korea Launches 4 Short-Range Missiles

NorthKoreaNorth Korea has launched four short-range missiles in two consecutive days off of its east coast, according to a Reuters article.

Jane Chung writes an official from South Korea’s defense ministry told local news agency Yonhap that N. Korea fired the missile Sunday despite calls from Western governments to wane down its nuclear activities.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon supported appeals for the N. Korean government to halt missile launches and engage in peaceful talks with world leaders, according to Reuters.

Chung reports N. Korea’s series of missile launches and nuclear war threats have raised concerns over security in the region.

Tensions have subsided recently in Korea after North Korea disseminated numerous threats in response to February sanctions imposed against Pyongyang by the UN.

The threats included nuclear strikes and resulted in the South pulling all of its workers from the industrial zone early this month.

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